What You Need To Know About Cattle or Stock Fencing

Apr 13, 2022 | Articles

Cattle or Stock Fencing: What You Need to Know and Where to Buy

Cattle fencing (stock fencing) plays an important part in protecting livestock against wild animals and preventing livestock from leaving the safety of the grazing area. The fence must be strong enough to contain cattle and durable enough to last for many years.

To this end, we, at Chemvet Steel and Fencing, we offer the following types of cattle or stock fencing:

  1. Barbed wire
  2. Field fence
  3. Hinge Joint Fencing
  4. Steel wire fencing
  5. Netting wire

Let’s explore some of these cattle and stock fencing options in greater detail below.

Barbed wire barbed wire fencing

The fence is suited for keeping livestock from entering areas where they can get hurt or cause damage to crops. These fences are not sufficient to protect against wild animals and should not be used as such. As the most affordable type of fence, barbed wire or a combo of barb and steel wire is well-suited for creating pasture camps and creating secured spaces for separate groups of animals.

For cattle fencing, five strands of barbed wire are used. These could be single or double strands. The double strands offer extra strength. The tensile strength and regular maintenance of the wire, droppers and posts are important to maintain the integrity of the fence.

Barbed wire is often used for perimeter fencing rather than being used for containment, protection against stock theft or preventing attacks from wild animals. As a perimeter fence, this option simply indicates the borders of the property. Of course, it does keep livestock in, but for protection against wild animals or to make sure the cattle don’t break through at all, consider our hinge joint or field fence options.

Field fence/Hinge Joint Chemvet hinge joint fencing

The field fence is suited for protection against wild animals and to prevent livestock from going onto main roads where they can get hurt or where their presence can lead to vehicle accidents.

The field fence design prevents even small animals from moving through, offering your livestock more protection. The design entails vertical and horizontal wire strands that are woven to create squares. The tension is strong, ensuring optimal protection against penetration. The spacing between the wire strands widens with the fence height. We manufacture this type of fence so we can customise it according to the client’s needs. With customisation options available from Chemvet, you’re able to set up livestock fences to meet your specific livestock containment and protection needs.

Our consultants are here to help you choose products to meet your fence requirements. With comprehensive product information and guidance available, you can rest assured that we’re available to offer you the best cattle fencing.

In addition, we consider factors such as sturdiness, wildlife-friendliness, containment needs and protection against livestock theft requirements. We consider what your fence height needs are, and manufacture to our client’s specific needs. Post heights can differ with different ground types, but we suggest a minimum of 600mm.

Important factors to keep in mind with cattle fencing

Proper corner posts are essential to guarantee the sturdiness of the fence. Our sales team will help you choose the correct height and size and advise on the correct depth of installation.

Instead of focusing on price, Chemvet rather emphasizes excellent quality.

There is a small price difference between

  1. Lightly and fully galvanized
  2. 1.6 – 2.0mm Light duty posts and stays
  3. 2.5 – 6.0mm Heavy duty posts and stays

Rely on Chemvet for Quality Steel and Fencing Products

Reach out to Chemvet via email at info@chemvet.co.za or call us at +27 (0)11 437 9000 for a comprehensive quote and guidance in product selection to meet your cattle fencing needs in South Africa.

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