Southwest Fence

Question & Answer

Here are the answers to most of our clients questions. If you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us!
What type of fencing can you get from Southwest Fence and Supply?

Southwest Fence and Supply installs barb wire fencing, fixed knot fencing for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, deer, predator fencing, hinge knot fencing and welded pipe rail with non-climb or without. Southwest Fence and Supply installs corrals, pens, lead ups and load outs, arenas, roping chutes, boxes and shade structures.

What makes Southwest Fence and Supply Fencing unique?

Southwest Fence and Supply is unique because it has 2 patented products and 1 patent pending product available only thru Southwest Fence and Supply. Those 3 products are the basis for a true suspension fencing system which does not require the use of tposts. We have a patented brace system, a patented fence stay, and a patent pending fence hanger post which utilizes curly connectors, developed by Chris Hanneken, Southwest Fence and Supply, welded to the post. The connector/hanger allows the wire to move freely. The stays allow the fence to maintain its tension and the braces securely anchor the fence with little to no movement over time even in adobe ground.

What is suspension fencing?

Suspension fencing allows a fence to maintain tension and span greater areas without the use of vertical supports such as t-posts at 8 to 10 foot centers. 40 feet between vertical supports can be spanned with suspension fencing.

What kind of bracing does Southwest Fence and Supply use?

Southwest Fence and Supply developed a 5 piece brace that is driven into the ground. There are 2 end posts, 2 diagonal rods and a horizontal beam. The end posts vary in size from 2 7/8 to 4” and are driven a minimum of 4’ deep. The diagonal rods are driven thru a channel in the end posts at a minimum of 6’ deep. There is a set bolt on the rods that is tightened when they reach the desired depth. The horizontal beam has tabs that fit thru slots on the end posts and are bent to secure the beam. Installation can take as little as 15 minutes per brace with no concrete or welding. So no packing concrete into rough country and no fire hazard.

What is the purpose of a fence stay?

The fence stay is a wire spacer and tensioner. It is easily installed and removed- about 30 seconds per stay to install.

What kind of fence stay does Southwest Fence and Supply use?

The fence stay is made of HDPE. It is black and comes in 36” and 42” lengths. The stay has a lifetime warranty and is fire resistant.

What type of gates are available thru Southwest Fence and Supply?

Southwest Fence and Supply makes a self- closing gate used primarily by parks and other public entities where hikers and equestrians have access to rangeland. The Southwest Fence and Supply designed latch allows the gate to swing closed on its own. This is called a Ranger Gate and is available in 4’ and 6’ widths.

Southwest Fence and Supply has custom fabricated pipe gates with a feedlot latch. Multiple sizes are available.

Southwest Fence and Supply also makes a barb wire gate kit.

What products/services are available thru Southwest Fence and Supply?

The Southwest Fence and Supply Superstay – 36” and 42” lengths. Bundles of 50.

The Southwest Fence and Supply Stockman Brace- various sizes. Green or uncoated oil field pipe.

The Southwest Fence and Supply SuperConnector Fence Hanger.

The Southwest Fence and Supply SuperConnector Fence Hanger Post.

The Southwest Fence and Supply Stockman BarbWire gate kit.

The Southwest Fence and Supply Ranger Gate.

Custom fabrications on cattle guards and gates.

Custom entries.

Cedar pickets


Specification development

Design and installation

Where is Southwest Fence and Supply located?

Our office is located in Paso Robles CA and our yard and crew operate out of Patterson

How long has Southwest Fence and Supply been in business?

Southwest Fence and Supply actually started back in the 70’s when the Hanneken family developed these products to use on their own ranches in the midwest. Southwest Fence and Supply started as a sole proprietorship in CA in the 80’s and became a corporation in 1997. It has been doing business as a corp for 22 years.

Here are a few of our happy clients
Jackie and Kristie Moore Ranches – Wood Family Livestock – Centennial Livestock – Harris Ranch – Newhall Land and Farming – Parker Ranch – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – University of Cal Coop Extension – San Francisco Water Dept – USDOT – East Bay Municipal Utility District – East Bay Regional Parks District – USDA NRCS RCD – California Dept of Fish and Game – The Nature Conservancy – Oregon Bureau of Land Management -Flying U Rodeo– Cotton Rosser – Bellamy Brothers Ranch- Michael Bettencourt and Coehlo Ranches
Check out the video below to watch part of an install as well as a fantastic review from The Bellamy Brothers!

Get in Touch

Installation Information & Quotes

Chris Hanneken

800 843 3623