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The values which are already filled are default values. You can change the values in yellow cells if you have more up-to-date information.
Use the length calculator to get estimates of fence length. Enter values in the length calculator if pasture lay-out is reasonably regular. If the fence line is irregular because of boundaries, topography, etc., then enter the value directly under General Inputs.
 
General Inputs
   
No. of acres
 
Length of fence
miles
 
rods
 
feet
No. of Corner assemblies
 
No. of End assemblies
 
No. of wires of high tensile wire

 
No. of end or corner post insulators per    
corner assembly
 
per end assembly
 
No. of line post insulators per post
 
Post Spacing
feet
No. of spacers between posts
 
Tractor driven posts (1=Y, 0=N)
 
Labor cost
$/hr
Length calculator
   
No. of acres
acres
Ratio of length to width
 
No. of square feet
sq. ft
Square dimension length
ft
Side dimension
ft
End dimension
ft
Total fence length
ft
 
miles
Total fence length for square paddock
ft
     
     
     
Indicate post size(optional)
diameter, in
length, ft
Corner post
8
9
Line post
4
7
Brace posts
5
10

   
Material
 Costs
   
Item
Number
 
Unit
Cost/unit
Total cost
Posts          
   Line
 
ea.
   Brace
 
ea.
   Corner
  ea.
Spacers or battens
  ea.
High tensile wire
ft roll
Wire strainers
ea.
Insulators          
   Corner/end
  ea.
   Line
  ea.
SUB-TOTAL        

 

        Labor Costs      
Item
Number
 Unit
Time/Unit
  Cost/unit
Total hrs
Total cost
Line posts
post
min
$
Corner or end assemblies
ea.
hr
$
Spacers  
min
$
High Tensile Wire              
   unwind
ft
min
$
   stretch
str. pts
min
$
   fasten
post
min
$
               
Tractor cost         cost/hr    
    post driver
post
min
$
SUB-TOTAL          

 

    TOTAL COST    
 
Total cost
Cost/mile
Cost/ft
Cost/ac
Materials $ $ $ $
Labor $ $ $ $
Total $ $ $ $

 

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Updated 04/12/2013

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