The owner places posts, wooden or I suppose some types of smooth metallic could be used, and then recycled relatively inexpensive rubber line can be interwoven, providing a sturdy reminder for larger horses. This particular product is constructed from recycled stock car racing tires. If it were not recycled in such a fashion, then it would be taking up space in a landfill somewhere. This fencing is said to be strong and extremely durable.
I also believe that if you used perhaps four instead of three strands as shown here, that this fencing could be used in grazing pastures for other types of animals. Llamas, goats, miniature ponies, ostriches and perhaps even emu, and many other animals could have this type of fencing used in their grazing pastures. I would probably select conventional fencing electrified or with barbed wire affixed to the exterior in places where you wish to protect livestock from wild animals outside the perimeter, particularly overnight.
The seller of this type of fencing offers a ten year warranty on the product itself which does not apply to the installation itself.
There is absolutely no maintenance required to the rubberized fencing, which makes it incredibly attractive for grazing areas to me.
It's present price is:
1 INCH 70 FEET $.10 per foot plus shipping
2 INCH 30 FEET $.20 per foot plus shipping
|Rubber fencing can look quite good.|
|Farmowner has used wooden fencing for crucial areas and rubberized fencing in others. This also offers some flexibility if you have not completed your thinking on design or if more animals are coming or being born.|
This type of fencing has been used for forty years, and yet I had not seen it in my state.
This is made to weather windspeeds in excess of 200 mph.
Information on proper rubber fence installation:
Please go to the link above for pictures and additional information:
I do not have any financial interest in Jim's company, I simply think this is a good idea for certain applications.
This fencing, even in Virginia's extreme heat, should last 20 years.
This also has the benefit that your animals will not be injured by the fencing as can happen with wire fencings, and certainly with barbed wire types.
There are other companies that sell a similar product, but this one is the least expensive I have located.
|This looks quite attractive when used in large areas.|
Prior posts on animal and livestock fencing and related topics include:
Update: I spoke with Jim today and he relates that this rubberized material is made with both fiberglass and kevlar, as it had originally been used as stock car racing tires and had to be capable of enduring quite a bit of abuse.
To answer Ian's question below, Jim is not aware that this type of fencing has ever been used in a place which endures 40 degrees below zero. He suspects that it would expand and contract under such conditions, but he does believe it would work.
For those of you who would like to explore this furthur, Jim Tonseth's contact information is:
Questions or orders, please call:
Jim Tonseth 704-213-3382 (Cell)
Andy Hoyle 336-688-6761 (Cell)
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