Sheep Fencing

Sheep wire netting used to construct sheep pens and economic, long-lasting perimeter fencing for sheep.

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Best suited to: Stock Fence

Wire Panels

Pens

 
Most popular

Farmland

Most popular / economic
 

Large fields

Most popular / economic
 

Ease of installation

Hard Very easy

Portable

 
 

Prevents chewing through?

Yes, sheep do not tend to chew fences.

Prevents pushing over?

Yes, 2mm+ (14g) will stop sheep and predators from pushing over the boundary.

Financial

   

Cost

£ £££

Cost per sq meter (starting from)

£1.02 £9.10

Discounts for multi purchase

 – viewable on product pages & automatically calculated for you during checkout

Minimum qty available to purchase

50m

1.8m

General

   

Delivered as

Roll

Panel

Made in

EU

EU

Conforms to British Manufacturing Standards

BS EN 10223-5:2012

BS EN 10244-2:2009

BS EN 10218-2:2012

BS EN 1179:2003

BS EN 1461:2009

Construction

   

Maximum height availability

1m (4.7ft)

1.8m (6ft)

Mesh material

Galvanised steel

Galvanised steel

Mesh construction

Knotted hinge joint

Welded

Hole size available

100mm x 150mm+

25mm x 25mm+

Wire diameter (gauge)

2mm+

2mm+

Length

Can be joined together to create any length required

Colour

Grey

Grey

Average product weight

20kg 2kg per panel

Strength & environment

   

Corrosion resistant

 
 

Abrasion resistance

Very good

Very good

Suited to Environments

C2-C4

C2-C4

Installation & maintenance

   

Speed of installation

Long

Very quick

Experience required to install

Medium

None

Can be installed with wooden posts?

 
 

Can be installed with metal posts?

 
 

Distance between posts

2-3 meters 2 meters

Can stand alone without posts?

 
 

Join together using

U Staples

U Staples

Cut using

Wire / bolt cutters

Wire / bolt cutters

Prevents pushing over?

Yes,  add electric or barbed wire for extra protection

Requires protective glove for handling

 
 

Appearance

   

General look

Field fence Metal mesh

Invisible from a distance

 
 

Can be disguised

Yes, can easily be covered by climbing plants up the mesh or using garden screening

Size Guide

 

Height required

Hole size required

Wire diameter required

Sheep

1.2m

100mm x 200mm

2mm (14g)

  1m + stand of barbed wire 100mm x 200mm 2mm (14g)

Keep out other animals

     

Dog

1.5m

50mm x 50mm

2mm (14g)

Chickens

1.5m

50mm x 50mm

0.7mm (22g)

Fox

1.8m

50mm x 50mm

2mm (14g)

Badger

1.3m

50mm x 50mm

2.5mm

Rabbits

105cm

31mm x 31mm

1.6mm (16g)

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FAQs

Can I use a barbed wire fence?

No, if the fence is constructed of barbed wire only it will likely cause injury as sheep have thick woolly coats that will get caught on barbed wire.  Your netting should be constructed with smooth wires.  Add barbed wire at the top and bottom to deter predators and prevent livestock from escaping.

What height does the mesh fence need to be?

1.2m tall.  If your netting is lower than 1m you can install a stand of tension wire or barbed wire at the top (view instructions) to increase the height.

How long will wire fencing last?

It depends on the level of abrasion that the netting is subjected to.  If the wire mesh is constantly being leaned on or chewed by large farm animals then the lifespan will shorten.  With minimal abrasion, you can expect decades of use.

How do I stop foxes and other predators from getting at my sheep?

If you have problems with predators getting at your livestock then you may need to add additional protection.  For example, to fully protect from foxes you will require 50mm holes and 2mm wire with a height of 1.8m.

Find a full list on our Animal and Pet page

Will it also stop dogs from getting in?

Yes, in most cases. 1.2m is usually tall enough to deter dogs from jumping over your fence.

However, the jumping and digging ability of dogs can range dramatically between breeds.  If an agile dog really wants to get into your field to get at your livestock it can clear up to 1.8m.

Visit our Dog Fence page for more info 

Can I add electrical fencing?

Yes, farmers often add electrical fencing to stop livestock from leaning on the fencing.  You may be required to display warning signs if your fence is near a right-of-way footpath.

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