If you have cows, goats, pigs or other farm animals, you understand the importance of keeping them safe with durable fencing. However, fencing projects can be expensive. Here are a few ways to save a dollar on farm fencing without cutting corners.
Make a plan. Draw a picture of the fence before you get started. This will help you determine which supplies you need, preventing you from wasting money on items you don’t need. It’ll also give you a sense of what your project will look like when it’s finished.
Look for sales. If you aren’t in a rush to finish your fencing project, shop around or wait for a sale. Ontario Wholesale Farm Direct, for example, offers ultra-low prices on farm supplies and fencing products. Be patient and check prices on a regular basis.
Buy used items or recycled materials. One of the best ways to save money is to give used materials a new life. You can reuse scrap metal or old telephone poles as fence posts. Flip through classified ads in your area to find used gates or cattle panels to save money. You can also inquire about renting or borrowing expensive tools, like post-hole diggers and drivers, so you don’t have to invest a lot of money upfront.
Lastly, maintaining your fence will help it last longer, meaning you don’t need to spend money replacing it prematurely.
Types of Fencing
The type of fencing you choose will largely depend on its use. For example, welded utility fencing is perfect for perimeter fencing, whereas field fencing works great on rugged terrain and uneven ground.
If you need to contain goats, woven, no-climb fencing is best. Hardware cloth fencing is ideal for chicken enclosures, and double-strand wire fencing is perfect for horse runs. Large animals like cattle and bison require heavy-duty wire fencing, whereas pig pens benefit from single-strand electric or barbed wire fencing.
If you’re unsure, you can ask the team at Ontario Wholesale Farm Direct to help you choose the right type of fencing for your operation.
Farm Gates and Cattle Fencing in Southern Ontario
At Ontario Wholesale Farm Direct, we carry a wide variety of farm fencing supplies to contain livestock, keep out wildlife and delineate your property. We also sell gates and cattle panel products. We proudly serve farms across southern Ontario, including commercial and hobby farms. For more information about our products, contact us today.