In Virginia our experienced equestrians or farmers know that when they’re looking for a new property, the cost of any potential fencing can be significant. Those buyers often want to know how to estimate the budget necessary to add fencing or to repair fencing.
Different purposes require different fences. A first-time farmer might need help with all aspects of fencing, from measuring the pastures to selecting the type of proper fencing. An experienced large-farm owner may want to replace the fence wire with a different type of wire or an electric wire. It runs a full range. Luckily there’s information at this site to guide you through all types of fencing topics such as fencing materials, gate locations, paddock size, and more..
So that you have the common terms for fencing, this next link gives you an illustrated description of fencing types. It discusses link fences, board fences, and fence posts.
Next is a helpful link that was provided by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, its most recent version 2011. It is particularly helpful for anyone raising beef cattle or dairy cattle. Be sure to see the tabs at the bottom of each page in the link below to access all categories of fencing. Also here is a spreadsheet that you can download to analyze fencing costs in order to establish a budget for your farm fencing. You can CLICK HERE to download your own spreadsheet of fencing types and budget estimate details.
If you wonder about how tall your horse fencing should be … wonder no more and click here for your answer. And in this next link is some help for basic tips for horse fencing tips.