A. Steven Sarson, one of #TheFencePros here at Bekaert and our technical fencing expert, shared this advice with American Cattlemen magazine subscribers on the four things livestock producers should consider when buying a fence.
Get it right the first time. There are a lot of variables when purchasing a fence: animal type, terrain, location, and stocking density. Each combination will lead you to different configurations and products so it’s important to take the time to identify your specific requirements. Find out more of the right questions to ask and things to consider in our knowledge library.
Bigger isn’t always better. Although smaller in diameter, lighter high-tensile fencing products actually exceed the breaking strength of heavier, larger diameter low carbon fencing products. Find out more in our high tensile versus low carbon comparison.
Rusty fence — no thanks! Use Class 3 or Bezinal® coated wire to guarantee your fence will last up to 30 years. And don’t forget — your accessory materials are just as important and should also be galvanized. Compare options and choose the perfect coating.
Get the best bang for your buck. High tensile fences are stronger, longer-lasting, require less posts, install faster and easier, virtually eliminate maintenance, and cost less per foot than standard low carbon fence. All this leads to a lower total cost of ownership, saving you dollars in the long run.