Gates are just as important as fencing for keeping livestock contained. Therefore, it’s crucial to choose the right type for your farming needs. Here’s a look at four different types of farm gates.
1. Pipe gates
As the name suggests, pipe gates are made of metal tubing and designed to be lightweight, durable and easy to handle. Despite being hollow, these gates are made to withstand heavy use and can put up with large livestock pushing up against them. Ontario Wholesale Farm Direct carries pipe gates constructed with medium-duty 17-gauge steel, complete with a black powder-coat finish for added strength and durability.
2. Panel gates
Panel gates, or livestock panels, are typically constructed of five to seven horizontal metal bars joined together by two or three vertical bars. They come in varying degrees of security. For example, medium-duty panels are suitable for large animals like cows or horses, and light-duty panels can be used for smaller animals like sheep or goats. Panel gates can connect to other panels to create a customized enclosure for temporary or semi-permanent fencing setups.
3. Bow gates
Bow gates, or “walk-through” gates, are pre-installed on rectangular metal frames. They’re made of tubular steel and are typically used around pens, arenas and working corrals. Because bow gates don’t need to be secured to the ground, they’re easy to move from one location to another.
4. Mesh gates
Mesh gates, also known as wire gates, are made of wire mesh attached to a metal frame. The mesh provides excellent visibility and ventilation while preventing smaller animals, like sheep and goats, from putting their heads through and getting stuck.
At Ontario Wholesale Farm Direct, our farm gates come in a variety of sizes to fit your specific needs. All our galvanized farm gates are available in a selection of seven different lengths from four to 16 feet. If you’re unsure, you can ask the team at Ontario Wholesale Farm Direct to help you choose the right type of gate for your operation.
Farm gates and livestock panels in southern Ontario
If you’re looking for high-quality farm gates for sale in southern Ontario, Ontario Wholesale Farm Direct is the place to go. Our team can help you choose a gate in the right height, material and style to ensure your livestock are safe and secure. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about our selection of wholesale farm equipment. Contact us today in southern Ontario.