Just like our homes, offices, and school grounds, farmland requires protection and safety with fencing. Not only is fencing needed to keep animals from entering and leaving certain areas, but to mark territory of rural land too.
Agricultural fencing has used by humans for many years, dating back to the 17th century, where fences were first built using a simple stone structure. Before this time, cattle and other animals were typically left to roam free.
Nowadays, agricultural fencing can be made from a variety of materials, depending on terrain, location, and animals that need confinement. So, to highlight these options and make your fencing choice easier, here’s our guide to agricultural fencing.
Traditional agricultural fencing
The most traditional and established type of agricultural fencing is simple post and rail fencing. It’s fairly straightforward to construct and can be easily moved or adapted, so works well where land winds or dips.
You can either drive pointed fence posts into the ground, or secure the posts in holes with post concrete (recommended during summer months when soil is dry and loose).
Post and rail fencing is usually applied to contain smaller animals, and can be combined with barbed wire for additional protection/deterrence.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-install and traditional looking fence for your rural land, post and rail fencing is probably the option for you.