One other question -- how about woven wire instead of barb wire? It doesn't seem to cost a lot more, and might discourage some critters (coyotes, roaming dogs, maybe even raccoons) from entering. It looks like woven wire comes with one or two strands of barb wire on top. Any reason NOT to use woven wire (I'm not talking about welded wire, which I'm reading does not last very long) instead of a standard barb wire fence?
To me, a perimeter fence though is just that...perimeter. Barb wire is good perimeter fence..
I would have a second line of fence though inside my perimeter just so my entire land was enclosed to slow down any escapees, more importantly used to mark that boundary and honestly keep off my land those wandering...you refer to a very large tract of land needing to walk, ride and keep a visual on it with such over-growth is not going to be easy.
Good fences do make for great neighbors.
I would prefer woven wire if we are referring to the same kind of fence...
Sheep/goat or even livestock wire fence is what I refer to as woven wire fence...
I also love the horse fence with 2"x4" openings but it is pricey even in the thinner grade of fence...
The fencing I refer to is sold at all Tractor Supply Stores in various brands and even thickness of wires.
If you are referring to something else, not sure what so a picture or link to it for my tired brain to process.
People by me have that vinyl fence, the good horse stuff and I am not impressed.
With the heat and scorching sun in Florida it sags, period.
The fence has obviously been tightened and I know was installed by professionals and still...for what it cost I am not impressed.
It is used to hold livestock, horses and cattle and it is "electrified" and nope, it must not work properly cause they lean on it, bend it when they put head over and through the "planks" and sorry, but something 3" wide is just not the same look of barrier as a 6" top-board to a horse or cow, or just a plank fence..
Recycled tire rubber makes me nervous as my understanding is it is strips of old tires melded together...so today with nearly 100% of tires being steel belted my fear of a horse impaling a shred or shard scares me to death... @mkmurphy81
...can you expand on this...please.
Does your fence, is your fence constructed from recycled steel belted tires and are those steel belts in those "fence board strips"????