Farm fences are also widely known as agricultural fences. These are commonly used to secure animals in and out of the area. It is also used to mark the boundary where your land ends and where your neighbour’s begin. Farm fence installation may require ample time and manpower because of how vast the farm is, and farm fences may cost a lot.
When planning on building a farm fence, you should plan it carefully because its placement may affect production efficiency. Permanent fences, intended to last for many years and need only minimal repairs, should be made up of durable and high-quality fencing supplies. On the other hand, temporary fences that are intended to only be at its location for a short while may be made up of cheaper alternatives that will fulfil its purpose but not be too hard on the budget.
One of the many fencing supplies that can be used for temporary farm fences is bamboo. It is commonly used for partitions on the farm to separate small animals from each other. The material is easy to harvest if there are bamboo trees nearby, and the bamboo wood itself is very flexible and malleable so it can be turned into any design you need. Bamboo fences are quick and cheap to assemble. It does not need to have a coat of paint due to its natural colours, and it blends well with the ambiance and aesthetic of the farm. Although paint is not needed to make the wood look beautiful, the best way to prolong the bamboo’s lifespan is to paint it with black tar. This way, the wood will not rot quickly even if the tar will compromise the wood’s appearance. The only disadvantage to using bamboo fences is that it is susceptible to decay after a couple of years. It can also suffer wear and tear against extreme rainfall and can be easily destroyed by strong winds and typhoons.
Living fencing is another form of farm fencing that can be done around your property. You can decorate your yard with trees, bushes, shrubs, and canopies. These will act as natural fencing and will add a beautiful view to your homes. This will also help in filtering dust and other particles. You will get fresh air, and it will also enhance the natural beauty of your place.
This is very cost-efficient because the only maintenance you have to do is to water it and prune at periodic intervals. You do not only achieve privacy, but it is best for your health and greenness of your home.
Good quality permanent fences should last anywhere from 25 to 50 years, especially when these fences are built to mark the boundaries of your property or to keep away both human and animal intruders. The first step before deciding on the materials you want to use for your farm fence should be to prepare a layout of your farm so you can create a guide on where to construct the fence.
Sizes and Materials
The fencing supplies needed for your farm fence depends largely if your fence is permanent or temporary. Materials that are best used for permanent fencing include metal pipes, vinyl, and wood fences. For temporary fencing, you can use woven wire, barbed wire, or a polymer rail.
The average cost for a farm fence is between $2 to $20 per linear foot depending on the materials. One of the most expensive fencing supplies for a farm fence is the metal pipe priced at $7 to $10 per linear foot. Temporary farm fences can be made out of wire which runs at an average of $0.05 per strand.
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