Thursday, March 4, 2010

deer fencing

The Elma C Lomax Incubator Farm uses a fairly simple method of fencing as the primary way of excluding deer from the farm. Cedar posts are in place at the start of the fence and at major corners. Here you can see the electric line coming from underground. It attaches to the fence through a switch.

The rope itself is made of nylon and it has continuous strands of metal woven into it. Fiberglass rods are used to keep it at the right height. The deer have trouble with it because of deep perception.

Here you can see the fence as it runs the Northeastern boundary of the property.


  1. That looks like a good inexpensive option for deer fencing. My wife and I are starting a small CSA on her family farm in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather used to farm the 70 acres and her parents currently rent out the land to the neighbors. We hope to start planting soon, but I am concerned with the deer that seem to cross the fields at night. We plowed about 3 acres in front of the barn that was never sprayed. I'm looking for the best and most inexpensive idea for deer fencing. The commercial mesh is expensive and we would like to avoid using any plastics. Any insight that you have would help. We are taking this fist year as a learning experience and hoping to sell to friends and at farmers market.

    Thank you,

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