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Rural Fencing to keep critters in...and out

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by chelloveck, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2015
  2. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    No fencing for myself, though have put up a lot as a kid. Barbed wire with wooden posts and solid board fencing. Did decorate some with electric though it was only select sections. I like the look of amazement on people's faces when their livestock go through their "impenetrable" fences. One guy put up cattle panel to form a corral and chutes. Single panel with U-nails on the outside. Half grown bull got a little squirrelly and pushed right through. He had a funny face. Lol. Once saw a Beefmaster do a flat footed clearing of a six foot fence. That was almost as amazing as seeing the same Beefmaster turn a ranch boss into Superman.
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  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Nice resource @chelloveck. how about adding pdf to resources so if the Internet changes we still have it? is that something you can do?

    Using plants for fencing is a good strategy. In the desert SW ocotillo fencing is good for small areas [​IMG]

    some cattle ranches use it in southern Arizona
    [​IMG] I've seen something similar to the picture below done with hawthorn and mock orange Mock orange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    Some folks make the mistake of making it too easy for rogues to fence jump...sets a bad example for the rest of the herd. It's cheaper to turn a fence jumper into hamburger mince, or give it a high priority to the sale yard than constantly repairing and re-mustering escaped stock. Under no circumstances let the fence jumpers breed, Goats are notorious escapees.

    @Ganado I'll have a crack at it. It's a handy resource....plenty of diagrams and images, particularly wire joining knots etc
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