Gauges and Breaking Strengths Explained

The different gauges of a wire determine how strong the wire is, and the breaking strength is the amount of weight it takes to break the wire. The following wires are described in order of how quickly they break with a tensile tester. 12.5 Gauge Low Carbon What many refer to as “hog wire,” 12.5 […] Read More >>

Learn the Different Types of Galvanized Coatings

Galvanized coating is a protective layer of zinc applied to a steel wire. These coatings do not affect the strength of the wire, but rather lengthen its lifespan by protecting against rust. Follow along to learn the differences between Commercial, Class 1, Class 3 and Zinc-Aluminum galvanized coatings. Commercial While commercial coating sounds like it […] Read More >>

Texas Agricultural Industry Events Guide – Fall 2018

These upcoming agricultural industry events are sure to supply you with the best farm and ranch resources in Texas. Be sure to stop by the 50-Year Fence booth at one of the following events. September 26 Next Generation Conference with Capital Farm Credit Emerging Technology Center Victoria, TX Hosted by Capital Farm Credit, this conference […] Read More >>

2018 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course has a rich history, originating from deep within the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dating back to 1942, Professor John K. Riggs started the first Beef Cattle Short Course to discuss the results of beef cattle research. Today, over 1,700 participants from all over attend […] Read More >>