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The need to fence for efficient livestock control was recognised early in the history of the pastoral industry in Western Australia. Fence design, materials and layout have all undergone many changes since the 1880s. Modern fences have 4 or 5 strands of high tensile light gauge wires with post spacings up to 50m, and strains up to 4000m. These modern fences contain less material and are faster to erect than traditional fences, yet they provide an equally good, if not superior, barrier. The happy coincidence of strength and cost effectiveness will be apparent through this manual.
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plain wire fencing, pastoral lands, fence design
Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
Department of Agriculture 1988, Plain wire fencing for pastoral lands, Bulletin 4121, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Perth.
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