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 >>

Dealer Spotlight

Woodson Lumber Company On December 1, 1913, brothers Jim and Harrie Woodson opened the doors of Woodson Lumber Company in Caldwell, Texas. The store sold building materials and hardware to local builders, contractors and non-commercial retail customers. Everyone was welcome in the store, and that is a tradition that has continued for the past 100 […] Read More >>

R.C. Slocum Headlines ICA Convention Luncheon

Following in the footsteps of former Texas A&M Football Coaches Gene Stallings and Jackie Sherrill, College Football Hall of Fame Coach R.C. Slocum headlined the Independent Cattlemen’s Association’s (ICA) 2013 Convention luncheon, June 28, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop. Coach Slocum, the official spokesperson for The 50-Year Fence line of […] Read More >>

A modern approach to traditional fencing

Technological advancements help make fences stronger, longer-lasting For years, conventional wire products like barbed wire and field fence, have dominated the fencing industry due to limitations in manufacturing and technology. Those factors, combined with the widespread availability of traditional fencing products, have left land owners with the misconception that the best options for livestock containment and […] Read More >>

Dealer Spotlight

West Texas Steel & Supply

West Texas Steel & Supply is a diverse steel supply company based in San Angelo, Texas, serving oilfield, pipeline, construction and farm and ranch operations. Read More >>

The 50-Year Fence

Now Backed By a 50-Year Warranty

San Antonio Steel Company now offers customers a 50-year warranty on their premier fixed knot product, The 50-Year Fence by StaTite50. Read More >>

Dealer Spotlight

United Ag

United Ag is made up of eight different divisions making it one of the most diverse and unique cooperatives in the United States. Located in the heart of the Gulf Coast, United Ag represents 1,000 members but services customers in 10 counties. Read More >>