Hog wire, often called a hog panel, constitutes a solid and rigid metal fencing option consisting of welded wire cross points. Usually extending to a height of up to 50 inches, it serves as a preferred shorter option to enclose small livestock, including dogs, within a boundary.

Installing hog wire panel fencing costs around $500 to $1,000 for an average-sized backyard, 150 to 170 linear feet. The price per foot ranges from $3 to $5. The cost would range from $4,000 to $6,500 for a quarter of a mile.

Installing a hog wire fence will cost you from $3 to $5 per foot. These panels were initially designed to create pens to contain hogs but have recently been gaining popularity among residents. The hog wire panel is framed with wood and is attached to wooden fence posts for an attractive appearance around your yard.

Hog wiring has a variable mesh, with a tighter mesh at the bottom, and can be purchased in a panel. The panels, which are 16’ long, cost $30 each and can be cut in half to create smaller sections of fence or gates.

If you are using wood posts and rails, a hog wire fence is a little more expensive than a chain-link but costs less than a solid cedar fence. The fence can be quite cheaper if you are doing the labor yourself.

Hiring a pro cost

If you hire a landscaper or fencing contractor it will cost you from $35 to $50 per running foot for a 6-foot high wood and wire fence, depending on the labor costs. If you go with a 5-foot fence the cost per running foot is about $10 less or around $25 to $40.

Hiring a pro cost

Hog wire fence cost per acre

You will enjoy the economy of scale when you install a larger fence over one or more acres. You can expect to pay $4,000 to fence an acre with hog wire fencing. You will pay more if you decide on wooden framing. 

Hog wire fence with metal posts

Another option for the classic hog wire fence with wooden posts is to use metal posts instead. 

A hog wire fence with metal posts will cost you $2.5 – $4 per foot installed.

Metal star posts are quite cheap and very easy to install. You can simply drive them in with a post driver and save time and money digging holes for timber posts.

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