Over doing it on fence??

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I just bought 22 head of cattle, some angus and some black baldies, looking for a REG, angus bull, the problem is that I have them with my uncles cows right now, but he doesn't want a black angus on his herefords, so we are putting up a fence to seperate his 40 and my 40 acres, and he wants to put the t-posts every 8ft, we are gonna run 3 to 4 strand barb wire along with hot wire on both sides, I think there is no need to run the t-posts that close, the run is about 1320ft long, and I will be putting a big post in the middle of the run to tighten barb wire, do yall think we can put the t-posts farther apart??
 

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slb714":2lzrznew said:
I just bought 22 head of cattle, some angus and some black baldies, looking for a REG, angus bull, the problem is that I have them with my uncles cows right now, but he doesn't want a black angus on his herefords, so we are putting up a fence to seperate his 40 and my 40 acres, and he wants to put the t-posts every 8ft, we are gonna run 3 to 4 strand barb wire along with hot wire on both sides, I think there is no need to run the t-posts that close, the run is about 1320ft long, and I will be putting a big post in the middle of the run to tighten barb wire, do yall think we can put the t-posts farther apart??
Why cut corners? Do it right one time.I'd run at least 5 strands of BW and have a line post at least every 100 feet.The cost of putting your steel posts on 8ft vs. 10 ft. is negligible.
 

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Crowderfarms":3mxaiawj said:
slb714":3mxaiawj said:
I just bought 22 head of cattle, some angus and some black baldies, looking for a REG, angus bull, the problem is that I have them with my uncles cows right now, but he doesn't want a black angus on his herefords, so we are putting up a fence to seperate his 40 and my 40 acres, and he wants to put the t-posts every 8ft, we are gonna run 3 to 4 strand barb wire along with hot wire on both sides, I think there is no need to run the t-posts that close, the run is about 1320ft long, and I will be putting a big post in the middle of the run to tighten barb wire, do yall think we can put the t-posts farther apart??
Why cut corners? Do it right one time.I'd run at least 5 strands of BW and have a line post at least every 100 feet.The cost of putting your steel posts on 8ft vs. 10 ft. is negligible.

IMO putting one strand fence between 2 bulls where they can still touch noses and blow snot on each other is just a problem looking for a spot to happen. Put that hot wire three feet away from the fence on both sides, now they will just run up and down the fence beller and dig holes.
 

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Two breeding age bulls only separated by a single fence row with breeding age cows or heifers with one or both bulls is a wreck waiting to happen.

We keep our breeding age bulls separated by either a 14' alley, a vacant pasture, or a pipe fenced holding pen. Our fences are 5.5' high for all our Longhorns for extra safety...we have long frontage on a major State highway.
 

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I'm with Caustic on this one. Especially when talking Angus bulls.
 
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Thanks for the reply's guys!! not sure yet what we are gonna do, but it does look like trouble... thanks again
 
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