Farm Fencing & Penning
Wire fencing is the most common form of agricultural fencing in most parts of the world. The wire is supported by wooden or metal posts, and is installed at high tension to add strength and durability. Some farmers may also use barbed wire or electric fencing to keep animals from leaning on the fence, and to enhance protection from predators. For smaller animals, farms may use woven wire mesh, which is constructed in a net-like pattern to keep sheep or goats from passing between the wires.
Barbed wire is a common agricultural fencing because it can keep animals in and predators out, while wood and vinyl fences are good for penning grazing cattle.