Fencing Dos and Don'ts: An Installation Guideline for Farm Owners

Posted by: Alyka Admin on 23 Jun 2015 | 0 comments

As a farm owner, you have to do everything you can to protect your livestock. Installing fences does not only create a boundary, but it helps keep your livestock within the vicinity and you avoid causing your neighbours any trouble. Before starting the installation, use this list to guide you through the process:

Do – Choose the Right Type of Fence

Fencing installation can be costly, so it’s best to do your research beforehand. Do you need rural fencing made of aluminium or do you prefer electric fences? You need to understand that the right type of fence depends on what livestock and other animals you keep.

Buy specialised fencing as much as possible. Get a horse gate and wire for your stable or a chain mesh fence for chicken and other smaller livestock. If your area is prone to tropical cyclones, then you’ll need high-grade cyclone fencing so it stays intact and prevents your livestock from escaping.

Don’t – Ignore Your Location (Grounding)

Make sure that the ground is stable enough to hold anchor posts. No matter how well-made your fencing is, it won’t be able to do its job without a properly installed post. After all, the fencing goes down if the posts fall. Don’t be hasty during the installation. Before digging the hole for your posts, it’s best to check if you won’t hit any underground structure, utility line, or pipelines.

Do – Review Zoning Regulations

Check for zoning regulations to avoid having your newly installed fence taken down, and having to pay a fine. Zoning is the regulated use of land - whether lot owners can use it for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes - that decides what you can build on it. Know exactly where your property line is before installation.

At Direct Trades Supply, we understand your needs to keep and protect every animal in your farm. We have a range of rural fencing categories and electric fencing from the top manufacturers in Australia. Call us today to find out more about our products.

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