THE standards set by the Department of Agriculture for farm fencing for both livestock and equine enterprises have recently been updated, with these new standards now to be met for all TAMS related farm fencing projects.

All farm and equine fencing now must meet the new S.148 fencing standards. One of the biggest changes concerning the recent updates is that copper oil treatment is now the recommended treatment for equine post and rail fencing. Creosote had previously been the only recommended treatment up until its ban last April, as the preservative was also known to prevent crib biting.