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The design of barbed wire cattle fencing includes posts spaced 12 to 20 feet apart and three to five strands of barbed wire placed evenly up to 51 or 54 inches in height, according to the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Strands of barbed wire are spaced anywhere from 8 to 16 inches apart depending u


Barbed wire was developed by several people, but the first person to patent it was Joseph Glidden. Inspired by a wire fencing prototype displayed at the 1873 DeKalb County Fair in Illinois, Glidden experimented with different wire twist methods and finally filed his patent on November 24, 1874.


Barbed wire established finite boundaries among adjacent farming lands, facilitated the work of some ranchers and farmers and sparked disputes over rights to land and water. Barbed wire first saw use in the American plains during the late 1860s. Farmers and large-scale ranchers turned to barbed wire


Barbed wire tattoos have several meanings including hope, faith and salvation. According to Tattoo Need, the barbed wire was not invented until 1865, so there are no barbed wire tattoos preceding this date.


Basic fence supplies include posts, nodes and fabric. Posts are the vertical members that are anchored in the ground. Nodes connect multiple sections of fencing for corners or gates. Fence fabric is what creates a vertical between each side of the fence.


Fencing is the sport where two competitors with fencing swords attempt to jab and strike each other; strikes on the torso score a hit. Each competitor's torso is sectioned off into four areas that can be attacked. Each attack is made with a one-handed, straight-armed lunge with the sword.


One type of coated wire fencing is wire mesh coated in vinyl materials, such as polyester or PVC. The vinyl is welded or weaved into the wire mesh and protects against rust and corrosion. Zinc, aluminum, polymers and polyethylene are other common materials used for coating wire fencing.


Some benefits of using welded wire fencing are strength, durability, weather-resistance, versatility and high-visibility. Thick welded wire fencing, constructed of steel wires, is strong enough to contain large animals and resist impacts from vehicles.


As of August 2015, Lowe's sells Blue Hawk silver galvanized steel poultry netting, or chicken wire fencing. Sizes range from 24 inches by 25 feet to 48 inches by 50 feet.


To install hog wire fence panels, staple the ends of hog wire to wooden posts or sandwich the panels between posts to hide the ends of the wire. Add wooden rails to the top and bottom of the panel, and set them in concrete.