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What to do with existing fencing

 
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If a tract of land is set up with rectangular paddocks is there a way to work them into a design or do they need to come out?
 
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Stephen Dobek wrote:If a tract of land is set up with rectangular paddocks is there a way to work them into a design or do they need to come out?



Not necessarily. It depends on the type of fencing, but linear runs of fence tend to last longer than curves in many cases. Permanent and tight perimeter fences are the way to go for sure.

All that said, if your rectangular fences impede natural or rational traffic flows or grazing patterns - yank them out (or at least the run of fence that is in the wrong darn spot!

For the silvopasture purposes at Versaland, the only permanent fences I'm interested in are at the perimeter. Temporary and versatile electric fence for everything else.


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What kind of perimeter fence are you liking at versa land?
 
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This is the spot I looked at today. Some pine silvopasture. Cattle being raised there now. Pastures look like garbage, dog fennel everywhere. High tensile fence.
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Luke Groce wrote:What kind of perimeter fence are you liking at versa land?



8 wire high tensile, 3 wires hot. Wood or epoxy-coated fiberglass posts.
 
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