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New property

Postby broncohunter » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:05 pm

My neighbor asked me tonight if I wanted to rent her property. It surrounds me on 2 sides but has no fence. What is everyone's opinion on fence options? Will 4 strands of hot wire keep 5weight steers in?
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Re: New property

Postby JMJ Farms » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:08 pm

Yes. But don’t just “chunk” them out there. Need to break them to electric first if they’re not used to it.
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Re: New property

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:13 am

Any Fence will hold them....until it doesn’t.
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Re: New property

Postby broncohunter » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:08 pm

To update she asked today about me buying it and just paying her. So I might do electric then add barbwire and woven as time goes on
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Re: New property

Postby 5S Cattle » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:53 pm

broncohunter wrote:To update she asked today about me buying it and just paying her. So I might do electric then add barbwire and woven as time goes on

Buy the land or the fence?
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Re: New property

Postby broncohunter » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:14 am

Buy the land
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Re: New property

Postby farmerjan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:47 pm

If it adjoins you and you can afford it, then adding more land is USUALLY always a good thing. I wouldn't hesitate to buy something that adjoins me if it was at all useable, or offered a buffer to other landowners or something that I didn't like next to me....plus the added benefit of being able to control what I did on that piece of land and not having to worry about doing work then losing the lease....
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Re: New property

Postby fence_it » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:59 pm

broncohunter wrote:My neighbor asked me tonight if I wanted to rent her property. It surrounds me on 2 sides but has no fence. What is everyone's opinion on fence options? Will 4 strands of hot wire keep 5weight steers in?


Try 842-12 fixed knot woven wire. Cost effective and is a true physical barrier. Unlike electric fence, it works all the time.
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