A good fence offers a strong, durable perimeter designed to safely contain and protect livestock. With a variety of fencing options on the market, you can choose the material that fits your budget and works best for the size and type of livestock you’re working with. Regardless of what you choose, the strength of the fence starts with the posts.
In most areas, fence posts should be set between three and four feet deep, or one-third of the length of the post. However, there are a variety of things to consider like diameter, drainage, and bracing.
Improperly set fence posts can down an entire fence line, leaving your animals vulnerable. So, just like building a house, the first step in building a good fence is post installation. In this post, we’ll talk about the dos and don’ts of post installation as the first step in building a strong, durable all wire fence.