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Pasture fence

Post by DCA farm » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:53 am

been replacing fence on my place 1 section at a time as I move the cows from
Pasture to pasture. All the new corners are made from 9x9 wooden post have tpost every 10ft and wire fence stays between each tpost. How often do y’all put wood post in between corner post for barbwire. Is every 5th post overkill.



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Re: Pasture fence

Post by callmefence » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:19 am

Pretty much overkill. Good 1.33 tpost
Every 12 ' and tight wire will hold cattle. We put stiffner post every 100'. Because people expect them.
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Re: Pasture fence

Post by Hook2.0 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:27 am

Were redoing fence on the new place now. Tpost every 8ft, h brace at every corner with 4/5” posts. Brace wire at every brace also
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Re: Pasture fence

Post by hurleyjd » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:46 pm

Hook2.0 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:27 am
Were redoing fence on the new place now. Tpost every 8ft, h brace at every corner with 4/5” posts. Brace wire at every brace also


I just had some fence built along a well traveled country road. Had the tee post on 6 foot centers. Double barbed Oklahoma wire. 6 wires hope to keep the calves in and the cows from reaching their heads through to eat grass and pushing the fence over.

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Re: Pasture fence

Post by DCA farm » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:16 pm

I’ll have a small mint in fence when I’m done but it’s a investment that will let me sleep alittle better at night

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Re: Pasture fence

Post by snoopdog » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:49 pm

A fence is just a bluff to a bovine.
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Re: Pasture fence

Post by Caustic Burno » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:55 pm

snoopdog wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:49 pm
A fence is just a bluff to a bovine.
Nothing more than a mere suggestion.
That’s why all of mine are hotter than the hinges on the gates of heII.
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Re: Pasture fence

Post by greybeard » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:18 pm

snoopdog wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:49 pm
A fence is just a bluff to a bovine.
A former State of Texas attorney general once opined that...
'Neither God nor man has ever built a fence that will keep a determined Bovine in...or a determined lawyer out'.
I share that sentiment..
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Re: Pasture fence

Post by DCA farm » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:19 am

they only get 1 chance to test a fence around here 2nd time they try they get run through the barn and loaded straight into a trailer off to the sale

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Re: Pasture fence

Post by True Grit Farms » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:50 am

After we weed through the wildest cows in a holding pen. We train all incoming cattle in an acre pen that has a couple of hot wires on the inside of the field fence. So far we've had no problems keeping the cattle where we want them. We rotational graze and having cattle that respect a hot wire is a must.
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Re: Pasture fence

Post by Lucky » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:51 am

On border fence 5 tpost on 10’ and then a line post. On cross fence 5 tpost on 12’ and then a line post. I really think 7 and 1 on 12’ is fine but it’s easier to keep up with doing 5 since the post come in bundles of 5. I don’t like stays but they are effective. The most important part of a fence is the corners. Get them right and everything else is subjective.

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Re: Pasture fence

Post by M-5 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:47 am

5 strands 50' between poly post
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Re: Pasture fence

Post by DCA farm » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:30 pm

Lucky wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:51 am
On border fence 5 tpost on 10’ and then a line post. On cross fence 5 tpost on 12’ and then a line post. I really think 7 and 1 on 12’ is fine but it’s easier to keep up with doing 5 since the post come in bundles of 5. I don’t like stays but they are effective. The most important part of a fence is the corners. Get them right and everything else is subjective.
Can I ask why you do not like the stays I just started using them but am pleased so far with them

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Re: Pasture fence

Post by DCA farm » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:33 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:50 am
After we weed through the wildest cows in a holding pen. We train all incoming cattle in an acre pen that has a couple of hot wires on the inside of the field fence. So far we've had no problems keeping the cattle where we want them. We rotational graze and having cattle that respect a hot wire is a must.
Simalar set up I have the barn with holding pens and chute them hold them there overnight at least them off into a 1 acre receiving pasture to watch them close. I don’t have electric fence up got all the crap to have it but never put it up there 5 boxes in the feed room setting on a shelf

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Re: Pasture fence

Post by Lucky » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:20 pm

DCA farm wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Lucky wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:51 am
On border fence 5 tpost on 10’ and then a line post. On cross fence 5 tpost on 12’ and then a line post. I really think 7 and 1 on 12’ is fine but it’s easier to keep up with doing 5 since the post come in bundles of 5. I don’t like stays but they are effective. The most important part of a fence is the corners. Get them right and everything else is subjective.
Can I ask why you do not like the stays I just started using them but am pleased so far with them
Only thing I don’t like about stays is how they bend and look bad after several years. Just my experience others may use and like them. They do look good when new though. Another thing is that they cost extra money. :lol2:

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