I have a lot less fence crawlers on my HT smoothwire fences than on my barbed.. my cows don't care at all about the barbs, extra scratching power is good apparently. The HT on the other hand is so darned tight it just feel solid, they don't put their heads through, and all the staples stay in. I am not going to make any more fences within the farm from barbed anymore... It just tends to hurt me more than anyone else since we have irrigation lines near it and without fail the barbs will catch you as you open and close the hydrants... every.. darn.. time.
Small timer with a bunch of cows