Wire netting

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
Anyone know where to get the round mesh wire sheep netting from? I did have some few years back but the place doesn’t sell it any more, they used to call it “traditional wire”!! Can’t seem to locate any where, do they still do it?
 

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
It looks like chicken netting but bigger holes, haven’t got a picture but could get one tomorrow! Used to more of it about back in the day, been surpassed by modern square stuff I suppose! Some one must do it because I had a roll in job lot at a sale an it was new but no label on it, would just do a job if I could find some
 

goodevans

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When I was a kid it was referred to as sheep netting,before electric fencing became fashionable it was what we used on the swedes as it was easy to pull tight by hand and then hold up with h irons.modern wire netting was always pig netting.I still keep finding it tied in hedges unfortunately
 

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
Yeah goodevans has got it right, that’s the stuff!! Electric fence won’t do it, wanted it to hang on a boundary fence that’s a bit awkward an as goodevans said you can pull it by hand an stretch it up an down a bit!! Not a big problem if I can’t find it, just thought someone on here might point me in the right direction! Thanks for response
 

Post Driver

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South East
Perhaps it is the "galvanised sheep netting", mentioned on this old price list @tepapa ?
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anzani

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I suspect that this pattern of netting disappeared with the demise of Croggans/McArthur Group c 2004.
If I recall, it was around 40" high, 3 1/4" round mesh with a centre straining braid, little sold even at the time of training as an ironmonger in 1968! It was also of the GAM specification, being hot dipped after spinning, and may therefore turn up at sales and barn finds well into the next century!
 

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
Yeah think I might have more chance of finding the Golden Fleece!! The roll I had looked pretty new though! Searched all sorts on google an only chicken wire comes up! Thanks any how
 

David.

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Mixed Farmer
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J11 M40
It wont ping up tight with a telehandler though will it, the pattern collapses in.
It was designed to tie to a hedge as a "that'ull do tempry" measure, I bet we have rolls of the stuff grown into hedges from Gramp's day. A boulton of thorns, or a sheet of tin makes a convenient gap blocker too....
In fact, why not save all the money and just fit those old wooden spar collars to the ewes?
 
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som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
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somerset
I found a role of it, in an old shed, lord only knows what it was for, it was 12'' high. Used it in a gappy old hedge I layed, still there, and hedge still stockproof. I did buy a few rolls, 15yrs ago? MVF, but the price against pig was massive !
 

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
How old is that?
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It wont ping up tight with a telehandler though will it, the pattern collapses in.
It was designed to tie to a hedge as a "that'ull do tempry" measure, I bet we have rolls of the stuff grown into hedges from Gramp's day. A boulton of thorns, or a sheet of tin makes a convenient gap blocker too....
In fact, why not save all the money and just fit those old wooden spar collars to the ewes?
yeah correct with all that, thought it might do a job where you can’t get a machine, used a roll I had which looked pretty new an it did a decent job wired up to a boundary fence!
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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