Agricultural Fencing

Agricultural Fencing

How to Select the Right Fence

What is High Tensile Wire?

Agricultural fencing consists of low carbon wire or high tensile wire. 

Low carbon wire is made from steel rod with carbon content of approximately 0.10%. This type of wire is easy to work with and fairly forgiving. However, it is prone to elongation compared to high tensile wire.

High tensile wire is made with higher carbon steel. The carbon content of this product is approximately 0.28%. This increased carbon content significantly increases the wire's strength and reduces elongation. This allows you to use a smaller diameter high tensile wire to replace a thicker low carbon wire.

High tensile wire can be installed using fewer posts than low carbon fence. The lighter weight makes high tensile fences easier to handle during installation. 

Once properly installed, high tensile fences remain tight for years and requires very little maintenance. Low carbon wire begins to stretch and sag over time and requires regular maintenance.

You can build a longer lasting, low maintenance fence for nearly half the price as a conventional low carbon fence. Contact us to find out how.

What is Class 3 and ZA?

A good fence coating looks good for years and protects your fence from the elements. The common grades are Commercial, Class 1, Class 3, and ZA. For a longer lasting fence we recommend using Class 3 or ZA.

Class 3 Galvanized coating is the standard on all of our brand name products. This coating is approximately 2.5 times thicker than the industry standard Class 1 Galvanized coating. 

ZA, is our new zinc-aluminum hybrid coating, (95% Zn, 5% Al) developed and produced exclusively by Bekaert. It lasts more than twice as long as Class 1 galvanized, but uses less coating than Class 3 galvanized to save you money. Statite 50's products use a ZA coating but fall in their own class of Bezinal due to a thicker coating.

The latest addition to our line of coatings is our new painted finish which combines a color polymer paint with our ZA coated wire to give you longer fence life in attractive colors. This coating is designed for maximum protection in even the most corrosive environments.

What do the Product Descriptions Mean?


Barbed Wire consists of two strands of wire twisted together with barbs placed at predetermined distances. Barbed Wire is available in continuous twist and reverse twist designs. Continuous twist is the conventional method of manufacturing commonly found in 12.5g low carbon varieties. 

Reverse twist is the new standard used by Bekaert in its high tensile barbed wire products. The reverse twist design alternates the  direction of the two wires at the barbs to reduce sagging and better hold the barbs in place.

The barbs on barbed wire are offered in two varieties, 2 point or 4 point. The standard spacing of barbs is 5 inches. For high animal traffic areas, predator risks, or security concerns, a 3 inch spacing is recommended. 

  2 pt            4 pt


Woven wire is available in variety of heights and configurations. Understanding the product description will help you select the right fence for your job. 



What is the Difference Between Knots?

    There are 3 common types of knots. We recommend the Fixed Knot for the longest lasting fence. Read more about fixed knot here.



Found on Solidlock and Statite 50 products, this design is top of the line. Fixed knot utilizes solid vertical stay wires, which increase the vertical strength of the fence and allow for increased post spacing. The knot is a separate piece of wire tightly wrapped around the line wire and stay wire. Fixed knot is very resistant to animal damage.


This design uses a separate piece of wire to attach the line wire to the solid stay wire. The S knot is smooth to the touch and strong enough to resist animal impact. 


This knot is common in agricultural fencing. The knot is formed by wrapping the vertical stay wire pieces around the line wire at each intersection. This design can absorb animal impact without damage. Hinge joint is the economical knot choice.

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