Don’t assume that a grass fire has damaged the barbed wire on a fence. That’s the message of one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo to ranchers who saw wildfire rip through their fenced grassland beginning March 6.
“Fences are one of the range developments often damaged in fires,” said Dr. Ted McCollum, beef cattle specialist in Amarillo.“Certainly burned wooden posts and stays have to be replaced. But the damage to the barbed wire may be less than it appears and one assumes. “Having the ability to reuse the barbed wire from a fence after a grass fire can reduce the recovery costs for the landowner.”
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