If you own animals, you need a fence. But what kind? Chances are you don’t need a fence that’s “hog-tight and horse-high.” The solution depends on your budget, the type of animal, size, and layout of the enclosure, gate placement and the image you want to project.
In our opinion, a fence that depends on electric shock to contain animals does not provide enough of a mechanical barrier to be effective year-round. Sometimes we add to the top of a fence an insulated, smooth, hi-tensile wire that can be electrified.
There are many types of agricultural fences from hi-tensile to barb wire to woven wire.
On this plastic coated Stretched fence, the top “ribbon” consists of 2 hi-tensile wires connected with plastic to add visibility. The single-strand hi-tensile wires are also coated in plastic.
If line posts are strong ones, fewer are needed. The white spacers seen above hold the hi-tensile wires at the correct distance and in place, but do not go in the ground. Not only does this method save on costs, it makes a safer fence.