Woven wire is traditionally used to maintain cattle but can also be used for other livestock including hogs, sheep and some exotic animals. Woven wire can also be used in combination with other wire for increased durability. Occasionally a single strand of barbed wire is placed at the top line of the woven wire fence in order to prevent the cattle from “riding down” the fence.
Woven wire can be used in conjunction with board fences in order to serve as a better fence for large pets such as dogs. This combination is also helpful to provide limited access of vermin into pasture areas. When designing a woven wire fence, the wire can be stretched with even spacing from top to bottom or tighter from the bottom of the fence leading up to a wider gap towards the top of the fence.