Woven wire fencing is a popular choice for rotational grazing because it is durable, long-lasting, and effective at containing livestock. It is also relatively easy to install and maintain. Woven wire or fixed fences are typically used for perimeter creating smaller paddocks for rotationally moving the cattle or livestock. Permanent fencing allows for quick and easy tie-off points, as well as being electrified or not.
Here are some of the specific benefits of using woven wire fencing in rotational grazing:
Durability: Woven wire fencing is made of strong, galvanized steel that can withstand the rigors of rotational grazing. It is not easily damaged by livestock, even large animals like cattle. Choosing at least class three or better wire is essential. Most feed and supply stores do not carry high-grade tensile steel wire. Often, these retailers sell low-carbon steel wire that flexes and sags over time.
Longevity: Woven wire fencing can last for many years, even with regular use. This makes it a cost-effective investment in the long run.
Effectiveness: Woven wire fencing is very effective at containing livestock. The tight weave of the wire prevents animals from escaping, even if they try to squeeze through or jump over the fence.
- Ease of installation and maintenance: Woven wire fencing is relatively easy to install and maintain. The fence posts can be set by hand or machine, and the wire can be attached to the posts using a variety of methods. Once installed, the fence requires minimal maintenance.
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Woven wire fencing also offers the following advantages for rotational grazing:
It can be used to create a variety of pasture layouts. Woven wire fencing can be used to create permanent paddocks, as well as rotational grazing systems of all sizes.
It is safe for livestock. Woven wire fencing keeps livestock in and predator's out.
- It is relatively low-cost. Woven wire fencing is one of the most affordable types of fencing available.
Overall, woven wire fencing is a versatile and durable option for rotational grazing. It offers a number of advantages over other types of fencing, including its durability, longevity, effectiveness, and ease of installation and maintenance.