Livestock Fences

Field Fencing

Field fencing is one of the most versatile types of fencing and is typically used for livestock containment, though it can also be used to define a property boundary or dressed up for yards and along driveways.

  • Can use all wood posts or a mix of wood and steel posts. Wood posts give the fence rigidity; steel posts will lean over time. Wood gives the most attractive look, while steel is most economical. One economical option is wood posts every 90 feet with five steel posts between.
  • Choose woven wire for a box fence (6×6 openings) or smooth wire for a New Zealand style or electrified fence. Woven wire requires less maintenance, while you must keep brush and weeds cleared from around a smooth wire fence.
  • 4-foot or 4-1/2-foot options are most popular.

Horse Fencing

Horse fencing is much like field fencing, but has additional safety features for horses and normally a bit taller.

  • Can use all wood posts or a mix of wood and steel posts. Wood posts give the fence rigidity; steel posts will lean over time. Wood gives the most attractive look, while steel is most economical. Combo fences for horses may have wood posts every 60 feet with four steel posts between.
  • You choose what woven wire type you prefer. Horse fencing often has 2“x4” openings from top to bottom (often referred to as non-climb wire) to prevent horses from getting their feet caught and ripping a shoe off or injuring a leg.
  • 4-1/2-foot or 5-1/2-foot options are most popular.