The Advantages of Wood Fencing for Livestock: A Farm Owner’s Guide

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 8, 2023 7:00:00 AM
Brett McCutcheon

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When it comes to building fences for livestock, wood is a classic and reliable material. Its strength, abundance, natural properties, and aesthetic appeal make it an ideal choice for fence builders, landscapers, and general contractors working on livestock fencing projects.

To construct sturdy and desirable farming fences, using the right materials is crucial. Tools like the FASCO® (a BECK member) F70G FENCE 45-315 Stapler and the FASCO® F46A FENCE 45-315 Stapler are specifically designed for fence building. These staplers are powerful and efficient, allowing professional contractors to quickly and effectively secure fence staples. Before diving into the advantages of these staplers, let's explore the benefits of using wood in livestock fencing and how it can impact your construction projects.


Wood is a durable natural material that can withstand the test of time with proper care. By protecting wooden livestock fences from the elements, such as using sealers to create a protective layer against precipitation, you can ensure their longevity. It's essential to provide your clients with instructions on how to maintain the sealer to maximize the lifespan of the fences.

Natural Beauty

A wooden fence not only serves as a practical boundary for farms and livestock but also adds a captivating touch of natural beauty to the landscape. Wood possesses a warm luster and showcases unique grain patterns that effortlessly enhance the aesthetics of livestock fences. The overall visual appeal of the farm is elevated, ultimately contributing to an enhanced and picturesque environment for the livestock. Whether it graces the perimeter of the farm or creates designated enclosures, wood has the power to elevate the natural beauty of the livestock areas and add charm to the farm's landscape.

Eco-Friendly Choice

For many clients, sustainability is a key consideration. Wood is a "green" material as it is sustainable, biodegradable, and readily available in nature. Compared to popular alternatives like composite wood, it has a smaller carbon footprint. By choosing wood for livestock fencing, you can meet the eco-friendly preferences of clients while providing them with a reliable and durable solution.

Versatile Design

One of the significant advantages of wood in livestock fencing is its versatility in design, making it well-suited for farms of all sizes and diverse landscapes. Wood can be easily adjusted to fit the specific needs and requirements of each farm. Whether it's a small family farm or a sprawling ranch, wood can be customized to create fences that perfectly align with the farm's dimensions and contours of the land. Additionally, the option to stain or paint the fence provides further flexibility, allowing farmers to adapt the appearance of the fence to complement the surrounding landscape.

Range of Options

Wood provides a diverse range of options for livestock fencing, with each species boasting unique qualities suitable for farms. Various types of wood display distinct grain patterns and weathering capabilities. Among the commonly used species, pine and cedar stand out for their specific purposes. Pressure-treated pine is favored for fence posts due to its robustness and strength. By selecting the right wood species for different components of the fence, farmers can ensure durability and protection for their livestock while maintaining the natural beauty of their farm.

Kickstart Your Livestock Fence Project with the Right Tools

BECK tools are renowned for their ergonomic design and user-friendly functionality. The FASCO® F70G FENCE 45-315 US and F46A FENCE 45-315 staplers are specifically engineered to countersink fence staples into pressure-treated lumber. These tools feature a comfortable rubber grip and a specialized nose for fence applications, making them the top choice for contractors working long hours on livestock fence installations.

👇Discover how these staplers work below! 👇

Watch the Video: BECK Fencing Stapling Systems

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