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Landscape Function Management



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Fencing services

All pricing is by linear foot and is a rough estimate we can use to bid your project. Just get us your address and picture or text description of where you need fence and we can estimate your linear footage, and which of these three pricing tiers you're likely to fall under.

At our ranch, we've developed a cost-effective fencing method that primarily uses polywire, supplemented with set posts for creating lanes. Here's a breakdown of our typical setup:

  1. We start with a 2 3/8" post made from steel oil-field pipe, which serves as a brace.
  2. Next, we place 1 1/4" fiberglass posts at 50-foot intervals along the line ($2 / 5’ section)
  3. Another 2 3/8" oil-field pipe is added to the setup. All posts protrude about 3-3.5 feet above the ground, ensuring no pipe is wasted.

We attach clips to the fiberglass posts, allowing us to quickly string a line and set up an entire laneway. This approach combines the flexibility of temporary interior fencing with the stability of permanent posts, preventing livestock from taking out a lateral and dragging fence posts along a long run.

If livestock do break out, they remain confined within smaller subdivided areas, each enclosed by a single strand of high tensile wire. Depending on the size of the ranch, these areas could range from 500 to 1,000 acres.

This design consideration is particularly useful for large properties, like the 300,000-acre Longfellow ranch, which also has to accommodate the movement of elk and other wildlife. The cost-effectiveness of this method is another advantage. The 1 1/4" posts cost around $2 for a five-foot section, which is half or even a third of the cost of a T-post. By eliminating wire costs and using only 2 3/8" braces, we significantly reduce the overall expense.

This fencing methodology can be quickly implemented and offers a practical way to estimate developmental costs. To further optimize the system, we can add perpendicular cross-sections at intervals determined by the desired walking distance to water. The more cross-sections added, the shorter the walking distance.

We're currently refining this methodology and are excited to incorporate it into our ranching operations.

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