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How To Install Field Fence On Studded T Posts - Video

July 11, 2019 | by Joe Morrell

Keepin' it real...

This video shows some folks putting up a field fence on studded T posts to keep unmanaged dogs out and keep peace in the neighborhood.. 


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Topics: woven wire, field fence, video

Cross Fence

March 22, 2018 | by Debbie Page

A cross fence. What is it?

Cross fences are built inside a large fenced-in area dedicated to either grazing livestock or growing forage. These fence lines divide the large area, already enclosed with a perimeter fence, into smaller pastures. A cross fence can be electric, permanent, or a combination of the two. The electric fence, using either one or two strands of wire, is easier and less expensive to build. Less bracing is required.

Separating the Cattle

A permanent fence, which is usually made with three or four strands of barbed wire, requires bracing to maintain proper tension. The type of fence chosen depends on the livestock it will contain. If the fence needs to separate cattle, a permanent fence is recommended. An electric fence is appropriate for sheep, calves or yearlings.

Q: What is the purpose of a cross fence?

A: To separate areas contained within a perimeter fence.

Q: When is a cross fence used?

A: Most often in grazing areas for rotating livestock to prevent over-grazing or uneven grazing. 

Q: What are the benefits and advantages of using a cross fence?

A: Protecting paddocks: bald or over-grazed areas can become subject to weeds and noxious plants, while excessive growth in under-grazed areas become less palatable and less nutritious.

Q: What are some other uses?

A: Separating livestock by sex, age, and breeding status or for other reasons. Keeping livestock away from crops or treatment of areas, such as the application of fertilizers.

Brown Cow on Grass Field

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Topics: fence, field fence, farm fence

Can You Still Buy American Made Fence Material?

June 13, 2013 | by Rick Hoffman


Nowadays, it seems like everything is made in China or some other country. While this may be true for a lot of products, it is not true for all fence products. There are a lot of fence products still made with pride and exceptional quality in the great U.S. of A! In fact, most fence products are still available from domestic manufacturers.

3 photos--American flag, American proud, and eagle

GBW, GAW, and Vinyl Coated welded wire fencing materials are all available from US manufacturers such as Riverdale Mills (Northbridge, MA) and C.E. Shepherd (Houston, TX).                                                                                              

  • Bekaert Corp. manufactures all types of low carbon and high tensile Field fence, Horse fence, Sheep & Goat fence and Deer and Wildlife fence in galvanized, zinc aluminum and black paint over ZA finishes.                                                             
  • Stay-Tuff Fence Manufacturing produces high tensile Deer & Wildlife fence, Field fence, Horse fence, Goat fence and barbed wire in New Braunfels, TX                                                                                                                                              .
  • Oklahoma Steel makes a wide variety of Field fence, barbed wire, Deer and Wildlife fence, Agriculture panels, Horse fence and GBW welded wire in Madill, OK and Centerville, IA.                                                                                                   
  • Franklin Steel produces top quality steel painted and galvanized studded T fence posts in Franklin, PA.

High Performance with Competitive Pricing

These companies employ hard working, tax paying Americans! American made products are superior in quality, and are surprisingly price competitive versus imported products. American made products provide an overall better value than lesser quality imports because the fence will last many years longer and will not need to be replaced. Just think of the hassle, expense and inconvenience you will avoid! Just like the old saying “You get what you pay for.”

You may be aware of “The Buy American Act” which restricts the purchase of supplies that are not domestic end products. For manufactured end products, the Buy American Act uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product.

  1. The product must be manufactured in the United States; and
  2. The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components.

The Buy American Act applies to all U.S. Federal government agency purchases of goods valued over the micropurchase threshold, but does not apply to services. Under the Act, all goods for public use (articles, materials, or supplies) must be produced in the U.S., and manufactured items must be manufactured in the U.S. from U.S. materials. Many states and municipalities include similar geographic requirements in their procurement legislation.

If quality and support of America is important to you, please consider buying products made in the USA the next time you need fencing. Sure you may pay a little more, and you may have to dig a little deeper to find products made in the USA since most retailers and discount on-line sellers primarily sell imported products. But the effort and added costs are well worth it in the long run. Go USA!

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Topics: field fence, GAW, GBW, vinyl coated

How To Build A Stay-Tuff Field Fence

October 13, 2012 | by Duncan Page

Two grazing sheep on green grass

A Fence that Lasts Longer

Ever wondered how to put up high tensile field fencing? Installing field fence can pose many challenges if you don't know how to do it. Watch this instructional video below from Stay-Tuff and learn how: to keep your animals safer; make your fence last longer; add value to your property! It will guide you through the steps, from planning to completion.

 1. Planning your fence

  • Take time to sketch a map and lay out the fence, locating corners and gates.
  • Think about your future fencing needs.
  • Make sure you have all necessary tools to complete the job.
  • Note any natural obstacles - streams, gullies, etc.
  • Clear the fence line, removing brush and any obstacles.

2. Setting the posts

  • Install end, corner and brace posts.
  • Build horizontal brace members to support tensioning of wire.
  • Remove knots to tie off horizontal wires to end posts.
3. Tensioning the horizontal wires
  • Tension the fence sections using a stretcher bar.
  • Splice lengths of fence together.

4. Attaching the fence to posts

  • Staple horizontal fence wires to wood posts.
  • Secure fence to metal T posts with T post ties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Safety and Security
Once you have completed these steps, you will have a good looking fence that will keep your animals safe and secure for a long time.

Now sit back and enjoy!

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Topics: field fence, how to install

Take A Video Tour Of Oklahoma Steel's Fencing Materials Plant

July 30, 2012 | by Duncan Page

Proudly American Made 

From scrap to wire rod to finished woven and welded wire mesh fence materials - Oklahoma Steel and Wire does it all. Barbed and barbless wire, welded wire fence and panels, field and farm fence, high tensile deer and wildlife fence, sheep and goat fence, and 2" x 4" and V-mesh horse fence.  

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Topics: woven wire, welded wire, field fence

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