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Are you Preparing for a Summer Farm Fence Project?

 

Some fence projects, particularly for farms, are very large and costly. It is important to decide what the best fence is for your farm, your animals, and your property. But, it is also important to build a fence that won't cost you for the rest of your life! If you know your property needs a new fence, it's important that you choose the best one to fit your needs and your budget. We're going to provide a breakdown of the different types of fence, so you can make the best choice for your time, animals and budget.

Fencing and Animal Containment Laws

The first thing a farm owner should look into is the laws concerning animal containment. Every state and county has their own regulations. It may be that even your area has regulations agains barbed wire or electric fencing. In addition, if you raise 'free range' animals, you may be under regulations to adequately contain your animals from neighboring farms, residents, and protect your animals from predators. However, most states, counties, and cities have fence laws and many stipulations are based on Open Range or Closed Range, depending on your local area. Open Range is where there is no regulation to contain animals and Closed Range is where all types of farm animals must be contained in some way. Finding out which fence laws are enforced in your area are important first steps in deciding which type of fence you will need.

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Deciding on the Best Farm Fence

When picking the best farm fence, you need to take 
into consideration the size of the animals on your farm. This will determine 
the fence height and rail needs of your fence. Then you should consider the type of fence that would be best for maintenance, strength and value for your property. Many farms are switching to vinyl fencing for many reasons, such as:

  1. From a financial perspective, most vinyl farm fence products will last a lifetime or generations as opposed to the frequent replacement and/or repair of wood fence that could cost tens of thousands in a lifetime, depending on the size of your farm or property.
  2. Vinyl fence for a farm requires less labor and time to install, which also reduces the cost of your fence maintenance.
  3. Vinyl fence has proven to be ‘greener’ than wood fencing because they do not require chemical treatments or paint that would seep into the ground and possibly harm ground water, foliage (food) production, and, ultimately, your animals. In addition, trees are not depleted from forests to make them.

There are so many strong and beautiful styles in vinyl fencing today that not only make your property look unique, but also add considerable value.

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