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Best Fencing for Cattle

Cattle are rather easy to fence in which means you have many options when it comes to fencing them in. Wire fencing, whether it’s fixed knot, barbed wire or field fence, provide the best options for you. Stocking density is the biggest factor to consider when choosing the right fence for your herd. Your stocking density for cattle determines if your fence is either a physical barrier or a boundary.

For the ultimate in containment and strength,choose a Solidlock® Fixed Knot. The fixed knot fence design is the strongest and longest lasting fence you can purchase.One of the most often used fence, 14 gauge Cattleman® high tensile barbed wire is your next best option. And finally, Gaucho® Pro hinge joint field fences are other common choices for cattle containment.Watch this video to learn more about the fence height you need and the post spacing you should use.

Plan Your Cattle Fence Installation

Make sure you get the materials you need for putting up your cattle fence. Some of the best wire to use for cattle includes fixed knot fencing and barbed wire fencing. You can use such resources as the Fence Calculator to find out all the materials you need for your fence depending on the type of cattle fence you want. Once materials are purchased and accounted for, you can reach out to a contractor to install your cattle fence or do it yourself if you wish.

How to build a cattle fence

It is important to keep a few things in mind when you’re building a cattle fence. A 48” height is a good height for a cattle fence. Selecting Solidlock Pro, Cattleman Pro Barbed Wire, and Gaucho Pro are solid fence wire choices for this type of application.

Make sure your post spacing is between 16-20 foot and the vertical spacing is 12 inches or a minimum of 6 inches for high-density livestock situations.

Have your materials on hand? Learn how the proper ways to install them with our ‘how to install’ videos:

Installing Fixed Knot Fence (

Installing Barbed Wire (

Installing Hinge Joint Field Fence (

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