"Farmers and ranchers don't always consider the value of their time in going out and repairing fence,” says Ken Edwards, technical support manager for Red Brand at Keystone Steel & Wire in Illinois. At some point, he says, you should put a dollar value on your time and consider how many hours are spent fixing fences.
Payne Hall, Gripple agricultural sales manager, agrees. "If you're spending more time and labor on repairing fence versus doing other things around the farm or ranch, it may be time to replace.”
Assess the tools and labor you will need to keep fences in good repair. There are some tools and products on the market that simplify fence repair and can save producers time. You can find more information on these products at www.valleyfarmsupply.net