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john of wessex



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 18 8:01 pm    Post subject: Cattle (Livestock) Panels  Reply with quote    

I have been looking into 'training' squash.

(One Man and His Pumpkin anyone?)

US bases sites recommend 'Cattle Panels' suggested as 16 x 4 feet

Defined as

Livestock panels are a heavy gauge galvanized welded wire fencing material. They are also commonly called "cattle","hog", or “sheep” panels. They are almost a must have on any new farm or homestead.


But I cant find anything like this from a UK based supplier - ideally near Frome

Any suggestions??

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 18 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds similar to Weld Mesh,like you see on hay racks and at the bottom half of some gates,dog runs etc.

Most agri depots should stock it,but not seen 16 x 4 sizes,usually smaller.

Try Mole Valley.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 18 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could try crowd control fencing panels. They have weldmesh inners and a stout frame outer. We use them for deer fencing, but the 6' high ones. Think you can get them about 4' high. Try looking on the internet for local suppliers.

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 18 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cattle panel has become very popular for low cost poly tunnels as well

This is what they're referring to: http://stockyardsupply.com/index.php/fencing/welded-wire-livestock-hog-panels/

There are varying gauges used. Hog panels typically have the additional cross pieces for placing near ground level.

Squash shouldn't need the heaviest (read most expensive) gauge.

I think it can also be had in 100 ft long rolls

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 18 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The lighter gauge on a roll is available over here,but only seen 2 x 2 locally.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 18 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

some of the tree guard folk sell weld mesh by the roll. iirc by the roll is a lot cheaper than in panels. they deliver.

it cuts with bolt croppers.

add a frame of some sort, either fabricated or improvised .


Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 18 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That`s the stuff.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 18 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can also buy the stuff in rolls as deer fence in various grades. The advantage with panels is that they are easier if you want to remove it and put it somewhere else, which is what we do in the woods. I think the stuff we use looks rather like the horse panels.

john of wessex



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 18 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It looks to me as though they are 'flexible' wire fencing panels, BUT unlike weldmesh or similar are 'edged' so wont take your eyes out in the dark..........

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 18 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if cutting from a roll you can choose spikes or smooth by picking a side of the "box" to locate the bolt croppers.

wildcard suggestion .have you considered scaff netting and posts with a rather posh string arrangement? wire ropes are ace if tensioned to good anchors

if i understand the purpose does it really need a metal bed frame if a "hammock" will do the job ?

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