Dogs can be tricky animals to fence in. Small breeds can easily slip through fence gaps and end up in dangerous areas. On the other hand, large dog breeds can weigh 100 pounds or more and a flimsy fence won’t stop them from going where they want to go.
Sturdy rolls of woven wire and thick timber posts are clear components to any quality fence project. But an often-overlooked element to a successful fence installation is the staple. Properly installing quality staples will increase your fence’s durability against pressure from the outside.
Versatility is not the most common way to describe fence, but Red Brand customers continue to find new and innovative uses for our wire. Ranging from firewood bundled with Smooth Wire, to show arenas fenced-in by low profile Yard, Garden, & Kennel, the possibilities for Red Brand extend beyond traditional animal containment. One of the more surprising uses of poultry-style netting took Red Brand off the land and into the water.
Do you need livestock pens or corrals that don’t flex under pressure? Consider Red Brand Stockade Panels. Designed for busy farmers and ranchers, our welded panels are quick to install and require minimal maintenance. With a variety of styles and weights, our Stockade Panels are custom made to match your specific animal-confinement needs.
For a multi-purpose, cost-effective fencing option, consider Red Brand smooth wire. These single wire strands have no barbs, and are not woven to other wires. Because its available in lengths ranging from 170 feet to nearly ten thousand feet, our multi-use smooth wire can handle a variety of tasks. Whether you want to fence in a new pasture, supplement your current fence, or make household chores easier, having a roll of single strand wire is never a bad idea.
Most fences are built to keep animals in. Horse and cattle pastures, sheep & goat enclosures, dog kennels, chicken coops, and many others primarily function as containment. Red Brand has a fence design for nearly every animal you want to safely corral. But Red Brand also has exclosures – styles that keep unwanted animals like deer out.
Nearly every roll of Red Brand fence is designed for a specific use. Even the smallest details are taken into account – Keepsafe’s closely spaced v-mesh prevents circular horse hooves from getting caught. Deer & Wildlife’s wires reach over 8 feet tall to keep even the highest leaping bucks out of your property. Odds are, Red Brand has a fence that was designed specifically for your purpose.
However, not all fences can be exclusive to one need. For projects that call for a variety of applications, consider Utility Fence. Intended to be a jack-of-all-trades, this fence offers strength and rigidity for a variety of outdoor applications.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Red Brand’s founder, Peter Sommer, built and repaired plenty of wooden fencing in his time. It was hard, back-breaking work. As a result, he sought an easier, better way to make fencing. He needed something that would last longer while protecting his valuable livestock. So, in 1889, Sommer invented the first fence weaving machine.
At Red Brand, we offer the agriculture industry’s leading fencing products. It’s not only because of our superior American-made steel. It’s also because of the construction of the fence itself. Red Brand field fence is considered the most reliable confinement option for cattle, hogs and other large animals. Our strong, yet flexible fencing holds up to the pressure of corralling large herds. Another important feature is the special crimp that expands and contracts under extreme weather changes. The result is a reliable enclosure in even the most severe conditions.
The history of barbed wire is not a well-documented story, but we do know that farming and ranching was forever changed with the invention of this fencing solution. Some farmers were using early homemade variations of barbed wire fencing in the mid-1800’s. However, Joseph Glidden’s later design became the most successful barbed wire of his time. His patent in 1874 was inspired by an earlier version developed by Michael Kelly but was improved by the use of two strands of wire that secured ‘spines’ or ‘barbs’ onto the fence line.