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"Best" Permanent Fencing Options

 
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Context for me
- steep terrain, close to bedrock - no option to use tractor or large equipment
- Needs to hold in goats and dogs, and plan for cows and maybe sheep
- Ideally it would hold chickens as well.
- Mountain lions are our biggest predator followed by coyotes, bobcats
- Not solving for cheapest option, but one that will look good and have minimum maintenance for a long time.
- I will probably add paddocks as time and money allow
- My perimeter is too steep and unwieldy to fence


High tensile galvanized electric fence - such as https://timelessfencesystem.com/ where it uses a PVC post
- it looks clean and relatively simple to install.

woven fence with a hot top wire such as https://www.redbrand.com/sheep-goat-fence/
- this looks a lot more expensive to install, but becomes a better physical barrier.

For me, I think the best bang for the buck is the Timeless Fence.  It will do what I need it to do and will be much cheaper to install than woven wire.  Has anyone use it or something similar?  What are your thoughts on it?


Thanks,
Patrick



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You want woven wire.

A fence keeps things you want in: In. And it keeps things you want out: Out.

You put it up once, and it lasts 30 years. Divided over that much time, it really is the cheapest fence you can buy.
 
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