Travel across Central Oklahoma and you will see ranches and farms scattered across the land as people use their properties to support their families. They may grow crops and animals for their own use or for commercial purposes. Whether you are raising cows, pigs, sheep, horses or other creatures, you need the right agricultural fence to keep your animals safe on your property. To select the right agricultural fence installation in Oklahoma, check out these different types of fencing out on the market.
Common Agricultural Fence Types
- Barbed Fence: Barbed fences have been around for decades as it was created in 1853. These wire fences are constructed of posts with wires that have sharp points that can prick the skin to cause discomfort as the animal backs away. Animals and people can become tangled and severely injured on the barbs as people may use this as an agricultural fence to keep large wild animals and intruders away from crops and orchards.
- High Tensile Wire Fence: High tensile wire fencing is available in a woven design and as straight wire. Many people prefer this option to install as a horse fence or when they want to contain any animal that has the tendency to wander off the property. It is heavy duty, requires minimal maintenance and can last for up to 50 years.
- Electric Net Fence: Electric fences are wire fences that are energized using an electrical current. The current runs as pulses through the wire to give a shock to any animal that comes in contact with the fencing. Electric net fencing is inexpensive and easy to install in Oklahoma. It is often used in combination with other types of fencing.
- Split Rail: Split rails are normally wooden posts that are pre-notched on the sides. A side rail made out of a plank of wood is installed into the post to make a rigid barrier for large animals. Split rails can be made out of a variety of wood species, although cedar is a common type of wood due to its many weather-resistant benefits. A split rail horse fence can also be made out of vinyl (PVC) to keep animals safely in their pens while lowering the amount of maintenance work needed to keep the fence in good condition.
- Priefert Cedar Split Rail: This agricultural fence is becoming a highly-sought after horse fence for a variety of reasons. Similar to a split rail fencing, a Priefert cedar split rail fence has wooden posts that are notched as rails of rounded metal are placed into the notches. This fence offers the strength of split rail fences with increased safety for animals as horses, cattle and sheep are less likely to get injured since the fence has no barbs or sharp edges. It is a higher-end fence offering durability and beauty.
- Round Rail: A round rail fence is a combination of a split rail fence and a Priefert cedar split rail. The only difference is that the fence rails are made from pressure-treated round beams of wood. Southern yellow pine is a common type of wood species used to construct this fence. The yellow pine helps the wood retain the pressure treatment chemicals to prolong the life of the fence.
Fence OKC Can Install the Right Agricultural Fence for Your Farm or Ranch
An agricultural fence can provide a number of advantages to your farm or ranch. Whether you are looking for a fence to keep animals in their pens, to keep wild animals away from your livestock or crops or to keep trespassers away, you want your fencing to be professionally installed. Fence OKC can provide you with the optimal agricultural and horse fence for your property so that it is functional and beautiful.
If you still have questions on what type of fence you should install. We would love to talk to you about your project. Please feel free to reach out to us online. Or better yet give us a call at 405-778-1545 for a free consultation and estimate.
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