Cost estimates and benefits of fencing haystack yards to limit attracting elk and possibly decreasing brucellosis risk to cattle are described in a new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension.
Researchers in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming provide cost breakdowns for a stackyard fence that meets Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) construction recommendations. The publication is The cost of brucellosis prevention: Fencing stackyards, B-1232.
The WGFD provides fencing materials where elk-cattle commingling is a concern; the producer covers installation costs. The bulletin provides total cost of materials provided by the WGFD, total tools and materials cost not provided by WGFD and estimated labor.
The publication is available free on the Internet. Go to www.uwyo.edu/ces and click on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. Click search bulletins and enter B-1232 in the Publication Number field.