The Three Different Types of Woven-Wire Fence

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When it comes to building a long-lasting woven-wire fence, there are three main types to consider: fixed knot, s-knot, and hinge joint. Each type has its own strengths and unique uses that it is best for certain situations. Here is a run-down on the difference between these three types of fence.

Fixed knot wire is the strongest and long-lasting agricultural wire available for fencing. Because of its solid, one-piece vertical wire, this type of woven wire has superior strength. These stronger vertical wires allow you to space your line posts further apart, which is important for the strength and longevity of your fence. Why? Increased post spacing lowers means you purchase fewer posts and drive fewer posts in the ground. One will save you time, both will save you money! Pasture Mangement’s fixed knot wire comes in over 10 different combinations of height, spacing, length, and the number of horizontal wires. This makes our fixed knot wire the most versatile fence wire as well. Finally, fixed knot wire is engineered to stay tight and not sag after experiencing animal impact. It is a 12.5ga High Tensile wire product with a greater breaking strength than other types of high tensile fence wires. Its material strength, engineering, and versatility make it the ideal choice for fencing any size animal in or out. For larger animals, it is the best option because of its strength, durability, and longevity.

Best for:

  • Cattle
  • Sheep & Goat
  • Other types of Livestock
  • Perimeter fencing
  • Hightraffic, high pressure livestock areas
  • Wildlife Fencing (containment or exclusion).

Our smooth knot (s-knot) is designed to offer better protection to livestock’s skin and coat in comparison to a hinge joint wire. Because it has a solid, one-piece vertical wire (which is connected to the horizontal wire by a separate wire knot), it is able to provide more support than traditional field fence.

Best for:

  • Horse
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Chickens
  • Predator control
  • Dogs

The hinge joint knot is composed of multiple, vertical wires that are wrapped around each horizontal wire. It makes a stronger fence than barbed wire, but it lacks the strength of the fixed knot wire. This wire, also known as field fence, has different wire gauge and tensile strength options available as well.

Best for:

  • Gardens
  • Backyard fencing
  • Areas with limited amounts of pressure expected from livestock

At Pasture Management, wire is a large part of our business. Our priority is to deliver you the best wire product to make it possible for you to have a long-lasting fence that protects your land and animals.


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