No matter what size your farm, from acres upon acres to a small plot, you should consider installing fencing and a gate. Farm fencing and gates provide a wide array of benefits to you and your land, and can even have a positive effect on the curb appeal of the property while providing both privacy and security.
1. Keep Livestock Safe
Wolves, bears, and coyotes are only a few of the predators that can prey on your livestock. And when these predators can gain access to your livestock, you are left with severely injured or dead livestock, which can lead to the added cost of replacing the animal. Adding a farm fence and gate keeps these predators out and your livestock safe.
2. Maintain your Animals
Even free range animals need some sort of barrier to prevent them from wondering all around and off your property. This is where a farm gate comes in handy. Having fencing with a gate keeps your animals where you want them while still allowing them the freedom to roam around a bit.
3. Protection and Privacy
One of the main benefits of fences and gates is the added protection and privacy it provides you and your property. With a gate, you have control over who does and doesn’t enter the property, which means less annoying solicitors. Furthermore, a fence and gate gives you, your family, and your property a bit more protection from intruders due to the additional barrier it provides.
When choosing which farm gate to install, consider the needs you have for that gate and how it can make your life easier and more efficient. For example, rural gate openers let you easily open the gate without getting off your farming equipment, such as a tractor. By simply pushing the bump arm, which is located on the gate, with the farm vehicle, you can open the gate completely. The gate will remain open for the allotted time, which you can set based on your needs, before closing shut.