Different types of welded wire panels for livestock include cattle, hog, utility and rolled fence panels. Additional wire panel types include horse, sheep and goat, combination and Hi-Five mesh panels. The panels can also be used as perimeter fencing around the edges of a residential property.
Typical 50-inch corral and feedlot cattle panels in 6-foot rolls use 4-gauge vertical rods and 5-gauge horizontal rods spaced 4 inches and 6 inches apart. Heavy-duty cattle panels use 2.75-gauge rod. Hog panels are typically 16 feet in length and 32 inches in height, and use 2.75-gauge rod. Economy hog panels use 4-gauge rod and weigh 34 pounds.
Utility panels typically come in 20-foot lengths, have 4-by-4-inch spacing, and use 6-gauge rod with a .192-inch diameter. These panels come in multiple heights, including 3, 4, 5 and 8 feet. Rolled panel fencing comes in 100-foot rolls and uses 6-gauge galvanized rod spaced 6 inches apart.
Horse panels come in 16-by-12-foot and 16-by-5-foot sizes. The panels use 4-gauge rods spaced 2 inches and 4 inches apart. Combination panels use 2.75-gauge rod with various spacing to accommodate different size animals.
Hi-Five wire mesh panels use hot-dipped, galvanized 6-gauge rods with 2-by-4-inch, 4-by 4-inch or 6-by 6-inch spacing. The panels are 16 feet long and 5 feet high.