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Cows in welded wire

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by 18angovem, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a steer be kept in welded wire fence? I recently obtained a jersey steer and steady have an unused pasture area but then fence is welded wire. Can a steer be held there safely?
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I would run some hot wire around the inside to keep him off the fence.
     
  3. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My problem is that there is no electricity that far out where it is. I have to drive there in the side by side so electric fence really isn't an option. He is a really nice steer, like I don't think he would try to tear down the fence but I am worried he would rub on it and tear it down. Do steers normally do?
     
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Well that depends on how thick of wire we are talking about.... Cattle panels, or sheep fencing-like wire?

    Bigger gauge would work, but thin wire and one spook into the fence, and its gone.

    Maybe a strand of barbedwire would work. We have some fencing that runs on solar panels, too, but its better to have a higher current for cattle that a solar fence may not provide.
     
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  5. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 6 foot tall 2x4in welded wire held with wooden corners and t-posts along the fence line.
     
  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say pull a strand of barbed wire or invest in a solar powered electric setup and run a hot wire to keep him off the welded...
     
  7. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I like the idea of a strand of barbed wire
     
  8. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try Googleing cattle fencing
     
  9. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Look at Premier1supplies.com for good products and good advice. One lonely steer need a friend, and good containment. Mary
     
  10. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    most fences are just a suggestion for cows.

    that being said a strong suggestion for your steer, would be a solar charger and a single or double strand of hot wire. super easy, especially since you already have the posts in the ground. the make insulators for t-post(the make them for either way the t post is facing), and wooden posts. relatively cheap insurance.

    however, on the off chance, that you simply came on here for assertions that you don't need to do anything to keep your steer in the fence, leave it as is, and roll the proverbial dice.
     
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