The modern-day use of wire for enclosures became popular with the invention of barbed wire in the 1800s. Since then, wire has been used to create many different styles of agricultural fence. Today, popular applications include hinged field fence and barbed wire for cattle and other large animals, woven horse fence, welded garden fence, and specialty knotted fence types for deer, sheep & goats, poultry and more. Although each of these examples utilizes strands of wire to construct a certain mesh or fence style, single wires can be effective in a variety of applications as well. In fact, the use of single strand wire for agricultural purposes is as diverse as the number of products available.