Here are seven of the most common errors in livestock fencing, and how to avoid them. Whether you’re an experienced man or just learning the basic knowledges of wood, wire and tape, there's always something more to learn when it comes to livestock fencing. Tianze company is going to share seven most common cattle fencing mistakes. Today, we will share the second one: Post spacing is too close.
Fencers tend to use too many posts, which likely stems from people's experience with barbed wire, where the rule of thumb was 1 post every rod length (16.5 feet).
How to fix it: In an electric-fencing system, Tianze reccomends fence post spacing 80-100 feet apart, or about 50 posts per mile. Using a “stay” – a shorter post that sits on top of the ground and holds wires up – if posts are spaced 100 ft.