Barbed wire is a simple and cost-effective livestock fencing solution. But what many farmers may not realize is that not all barbed wire is equal. A quick trip to the farm store will reveal a number of different options, ranging from different metals to different gauges of barbed wire.
For some, these options pose more questions–leaving farmers unsure of which wire to choose.
When it comes to barbed wire–here’s what you need to know: the key differences are in the gauge or size of the wire and the carbon content in the composition of the steel.
Let’s take a closer look at how 12.5-gauge low carbon barbed wire measures up to 14-gauge high tensile barbed wire.