Barbed wire was the first wire technology capable of restraining cattle. Wire fences were cheaper and easier to erect than their alternatives (such as the planting of a thorny bushes which was time-consuming to transplant and grow) and when they became widely available in the North America in the late 19th century they made it affordable to fence much larger areas than before. They made intensive animal stock breeding (animal husbandry) practical on a much larger scale.

Because animals (or humans!) may be caught and tangled in barbed wire, it is advised to avoid using barbed wire in electric fences. If an animal or person is not able to separate from an energized electric fence, serious damage, possibility death, will occur.

Barbed Wire

Designed to provide superior corrosion resistance and durablilty, Tree Island barbed wire survives the most demanding ranch conditions. Sturdy cables of galvanized steel are carefully stranded to strech taut for strong confinement. Sharp barbs are evenly spaced and tightly fastened to strand wires.

Available in 12½ gauge galvanized (Commercial or Class III_ and 15½ gauge high-tensile reverse twist (Class III). All barbed wire is furnished in eighty rod spools (1320') on an easy to handle wooden reel. Twisted barbless cable is also available. All Class III barbed wire meets or exceeds ASTM A-121.

Barbed Wire

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