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Crossing a fence without a gate
Climbing fences is a bad habit - it damages or weakens them a little bit every time and will eventually compromise the integrity of the fenceline.
I could have sworn there were six in the paddock this morning...
Running a few head of livestock is one of the reasons we choose to live on a lifestyle block.
Wire spacing on fences
"I'm about to build a 7-wire fence and don't know what the spacing between the wires should be".
Fence Repair & Maintenance
Fences don't last forever, at some point they'll need fixing or replacing.
Joining Wire - Crimps, Knots & Inline Strainers:
At some point on your lifestyle block, you'll need to join 2 wires together on a fence line.
Basic yards for handling up to 5 cattle or 30 sheep
This set of plans is for a simple set of yards, suitable for the average small lifestyle block.
If you are going to have livestock on your lifestyle block - you'll need pens or stockyards.
Digging holes - options, tools, tips and tricks
If you're building a fence the old-fashioned way, you'll need to dig holes.
Standard Fencing Measures
This article contains all the standard fencing measures you're ever likely to need.
Fencing - some basic advice:
Most lifestyle properties will need fencing. If you're keeping livestock, you'll need fences to keep them in.
So you want to build a fence? What kind?
When fencing, various materials and methods can be combined to provide a suitable fence for any situation.
Tools and Materials
There are some basic tools that are necessary to build strong, secure, reliable fences.
Why you need a fence
To comply with the law you need a permanent boundary fence as defined under Fencing Law.