Livestock fencing from Tornado Wire
Stock fencing can be used to divide fields and separate livestock, or as a protective barrier between fields and roads, railway lines or footpaths. Tornado’s range of livestock fencing has been engineered to offer maximum strength, security and longevity to protect your valuable livestock, whilst offering exceptional value with minimal lifetime costs.
Points to consider
High Tensile Livestock Fencing
Farmers know that effective grassland management requires strong and reliable fencing that will last for decades. Modern fencing solutions use High Tensile wire that can be strained tighter than mild steel. There are numerous benefits to using High Tensile wire which include:
- Does not stretch with weathering, so does not need to be retightened annually
- Half as many posts are required
- Quicker to erect
While High Tensile stock fencing certainly requires different techniques to erect than mild steel, it is no more difficult. Most farms nowadays have access to a post driver that can easily knock in strainers to the required depth. Bending and tying off is simple when using the correct technique.
The total number of people working on farms has halved since the 1970s meaning there is less time available for regular maintenance jobs such as tightening stock fences. Tornado High Tensile Fencing stays tight and does not stretch like mild steel, leaving you with one less job on your list!
It is a common misconception that a mild steel stock fence will cost less than High Tensile. High Tensile mesh rolls may be more expensive to buy, but this is more than compensated for by the reduced numbers of posts and labour required.
Although HT8/80/15 is the most common spec used for livestock, we also offer a wide variety of specifications to suit different animals and applications. Please contact one of our fencing experts, who are on hand to provide you with professional support and advice.
Mild steel livestock fencing
Mild steel stock-proof fencing is traditionally used by farmers to contain their livestock. Largely replaced by High Tensile wire, it does, nevertheless, still have its place for some applications.
Mild steel does not need to be strained as tightly as the High Tensile variant and gradual turns can be made off intermediate posts. This is particularly useful if you need to make a lot of turns on your fence.
Where your fencing is supported by background hedges, mild steel fencing from Tornado can make a cost effective barrier that is easy to install.
Hinge Joint livestock fencing
- Traditional joint for woven wire fencing
- Cost effective
- Can be cranked or turned out for special applications
|Description||Roll length mtrs||Weight kg||Wire dia mm||Suitable for|
|HT8/80/15 grippled||100||60.1||2.5||The 8/80/15 configuration is the most commonly used livestock fence. It comes in a variety of different wire diameters, knots and in high tensile or mild steel but the 8 line wire, 80cm high with 15cm between the stay wires configuration is ideal for all types of livestock. This one is high tensile with a hinged joint knot with pre-fitted gripples for ease of joining line wires.|
|HT8/80/15||100||59.8||2.5||As above without gripples.|
|HT8/80/15 Green||100||59.8||2.5||Standard stock fencing with a green coating. Galvanised to BS EN 10244 Class A.|
|HT8/80/22 grippled||100||50.6||2.5||Lambsafe -The same basic design as the 8/80/15 but with 22cm between the vertical stay wires, the wider spacing helps prevent sheep from getting their heads trapped in the net. With pre-fitted gripples.|
|C8/32/6 Green||50yds||31.6||2.5||Mild steel stock fence with green coating.|