Skip to main content

Agriculture fencing, types of fencing, cost of fencing per square foot, and agriculture fencing tips

Naturally, animals like cows, ox, and goats are attracted to green crops in fields. They don't know the purpose of agriculture. For them, the crop is just an easily available fodder. 

Although it is not their fault farmers can't let the animals eat their hard work of growing crops throughout the time. 

To save the agricultural land from animals, we use agricultural fencing. This fencing restricts the animals outside and provides security for growing crops.

Agricultural fencing and installation 

It is challenging work to secure the crop area by yourself if you are a beginner. There is a possibility that you can injure yourself. For this, it is good to call the experts in fencing. It doesn't mean that without experts one can't make fencing around the crops but most of the time people do mistakes. 

Agriculture fencing

Types of agricultural  fencing

There are various types of agricultural fencing based on the purpose. Following are some basic agricultural fencing-

  • Barbed wire fencing

Barbed wire fencing is used to save crops from heavy animals. In this fencing, we use pointy barbed wire to cover the crops. 

We use metal poles to fix the barbed wire in vertically horizontal layers. Later we add X shape fencing with these barbed wires to make it more effective. This is very long-lasting fencing and very general in agricultural areas. 

  • Chain link fencing

Chain link fencing is a chain link of strong metal wires. This is one of the best and strong fencing support available. 

In this, metal wires are chained with each other in the same quadrilateral pattern on each other. 

We can either use cement poles or metal poles to fix the fencing around agricultural land.

  • Electric fencing

Electric fencing is one of the most dangerous fencings in the world. When we run electricity in fencing wires, it becomes very dangerous but effective fencing all around. For this, we use a voltage controlling device to control the intensity of electricity in the wires. 

People still debate about the voltage limit to supply the wires. The purpose of electric fencing is to give a very thin shock and keep away the unwanted disturbance in crop fields. 

It is always suggested  to use a very less voltage to run in the wires.

  • Solar fencing

Solar fencing is a kind of electric fencing. In this fencing, we use solar energy to give a shock to any living disturbance that appears near your fencing. Like electric fencing, this is not life-threatening but very effective to keep them away. 

The installation cost of solar fencing is very high. 

Types of poles of fencing

Although strong poles are enough for fencing there are multiple other factors in the selection of a proper pole for fencing like the cost of poles, material, age, maintenance, and safety. 

Following are some basic fencing poles-

  • Wooden poles

Wooden poles are easily available and cheaper than any other fencing pole. It is always best to use cylindrical wooden poles for fencing. 

Wooden poles are easy to change after damage and even the cost of maintenance is very low. 

  • Metal angle rod poles

The best suitable and comfortable for barbed wire and chain link fencing is metal angle rod poles. These angle poles are ready-made and available on the market and it is easy to bind fencing with them. 

With the help of binding wires, it is easy to replace and fix the fencing wires with the poles easily. But these poles are costlier and maintenance cost is higher than other poles. 

  • Cement poles

Cement poles are good for electric wire fencing. Cement poles are made of cement mixture(with sand), and inside with a couple of very thin rods. These cement poles are very helpful but once they broke, it is difficult to replace them. It takes much more time than other fencing poles to replace them. Also, these poles are not easily available in the market. 

These poles are strong but not long-lasting. 

Measurement of agricultural fencing

Generally, agricultural fencing is measured in two components; height and width. According to the particular purpose of fencing, the fencing pole's height is decided. But ideally, we take it 6.5 feet in height and 1.5 feet deep. 

The pole to pole distance depends on the type of fencing. Most of the time, we keep poles at 20 feet. 

If you are using barbed wires, then you should keep them at a distance of 15 cm from each other.

Various agricultural fencing costs per square feet and acre

Following are the cost of various agricultural fencing-

Barbed wire fencing cost( Angle rod poles)

  • Per square feet- 60 INR
  • Per acre- 2,60,000 INR

Chain link fencing( Angle rod poles)

  • Per square feet- 80 INR
  • Per acre- 3,50,000 INR

Solar fencing cost

  • Per square feet- 120 INR
  • Per acre- 4,30,000 INR

Electric fencing cost

  • Per square feet- 95 INR
  • Per acre- 3,80,000 INR

The various agricultural fencing repair cost

Following are the repairing cost of various agricultural fencing per square foot-

  • Barbed wire fencing repair cost- 20 INR 
  • Chain link fencing repair cost- 35 INR
  • Solar fencing repair cost- 70 INR
  • Electric fencing repair cost- 45 INR

Agriculture fencing tips

If you are a beginner in agriculture fencing, then you should not try it. It is better to find someone who did that before or give this project to the professionals. 

Following are some basic tips that you should follow during agricultural fencing-

  • If you are using barbed wire fencing, then you should aware of keeping them towards the inside of the poles(in direction of a crop). In many cases, it is seen that if someone is walking near your fields, there are possibilities that barbed wires can catch his clothes.
  • Your poles must be deeper in the ground with a proper concrete mixture. 1.5 feet is enough deep. More than that will increase your cost and be unnecessary. 
  • If you call professionals for fencing, then ask them for their insurance of wounds or wear required safety features during working. 
  • It is suggested to not use electric fencing in your poultry farms or agricultural fields.  It can create trouble for you. 
  • If you want to do maintenance work by yourself, then be aware of all the basics you learned about fencing. 

Popular posts from this blog

45 days chicken(broiler) business plan, requirements, license, investment, and profit calculations

With the increasing demand for chicken in the market, it was always difficult to raise chicken faster. In 3 months period, poultry farms' reach was not effective in all the places. But 45 days chicken business plan fulfills the requirement, demand, and supply in the market of chicken.  Let's understand how 45 days chicken poultry farm works and what are the requirements to have a poultry farm. 45 days chicken(Broiler) business plan What is poultry farm business of 45 days? Broiler chickens are one of the fastest-growing chickens. The main reason for the short-term 45 days chicken business plan is demand and supply in the market. Chicken demand is so huge in the market. If we follow poultry farms with more than 3 months of breeds, then it can affect the stability of chickens in the market. It can increase inflation.  One more thing to starting 45 days chicken farm is because it gives a faster profit margin to the owner. Also, 45 days chicken farm is good to raise and handle a hu

Spirulina farming, project report per 1/4th acre, investment, profit per 1/4th acre, and challenges

There are very less veg options available that have the same or higher percentage of protein than meat. Spirulina is high in protein, quality diet, high in minerals, and we can consume them without cooking. Often, people call it future food.  There are very less farms of spirulina farming so its market price is very high. The spirulina farming business will become more profitable in the future. Let's understand the spirulina farming and project report for 1/4th acre. Spirulina farming  What is spirulina? Spirulina is a sea algae. Spirulina contains one of the highest percentages of protein in all diets. Vitamin B, K, antioxidants, and amino acid are some of the other major components of spirulina. One you start spirulina farming, you can harvest for next 5 months without adding or preparing any new culture.  There are two types of spirulina; human consumption and animal consumption.  We can harvest animal spirulina in the open-air pond but for human consumption, we use either a pol

Hydroponic farming setup cost, subsidy, investment and profit margin in India

Some people get suddenly excited by hearing the thumbnail or profit margin that people claim in hydroponic farming. Such people easily become ready to start their own hydroponic farming business at the commercial level. But sadly they don't know the truth of training, setup, investment, and profit margin in hydroponic farming. It is better to get at least a practical idea to start a hydroponic farming business.  The following will help you to get an idea of investment and setup cost(initial and per cycle) in hydroponic farming.  When we talk about Hydroponic farming, we can relate it with  eco-friendly methods of agriculture. Hydroponic farming setup cost/investment in India Hydroponic farming is soil-less vertical farming that is very helpful in urban agriculture. We use water mixture minerals necessary requirements that plants need. We don't use soil in hydroponic farming. Even in a small space, we can practice hydroponic farming.   Its like similar to the working of in a  pr

Poultry farm, 5000 chicken farming Business plan, shed size, investment cost and project report 2022

United States  is the number one country which holds the maximum number of poultry farms globally.  China  raise the maximum number of chickens in the world for meat. According to report, there were more than 23.7 billion chickens in the world in 2019. In current reports, chicken is 22% part of total meat globally.  Principal purpose of chicken farm is to raise chickens for meat. It is not developed for layer egg farming. Poultry farm business plan 2022 In an  integrated farming system  poultry farming is one of the major parts of the business model, which  is helpful to solve  problems of farmers.  Poultry farming is a method of  raising chickens for meat . In this method, a specific kind of rooster is the primary choice for meat. You can convert Poultry farming into sustainable poultry farm too. Poultry farming investment for 5000 chicken farm Before getting the method and idea of poultry farming, let's understand initial investment to start a poultry farm.  One tim

Super Napier grass, stem, cultivation process and yield per acre 2022

Besides other green fodders like Berseem , Super Napier grass is one of the most productive and healthy green fodder for animals, especially for dairy farming animals.  Super Napier grass doesn't get any kind of fungal disease, never gets destroyed by grasshoppers, and most importantly, Napier grass can be sustained for at least 5 years.  Super Napier grass even can recover the 30 to 40% amount of less dry fodder. Dairy farming animals produce milk more than average in comparison to other mixtures of green and dry fodder.    Super Napier grass Super Napier grass contains 14 to 18% of protein which helps animals to get healthy and productive. This particular grass can have 8 to 10 feet tall and at least 6 to 10 kg fodder at once from a single plant. Unlike Berseem fodder, Super Napier grass grows by cutting nodes. These nodes can be purchase by local farmers or your nearby branch under the government scheme. Super Napier Yield per acre  Cuttings required - 10000 Compost - 10 quintal