This sized hay net is a genuine 'one size fits all net' in that it will fit not only the large export bales but also all sizes of round bales up to 6x4 Round Bales. Yes, there will be some extra netting if you are fitting on a 5x4, 4x4, or smaller round bale of hay, but we have a simple solution to this.
This new super soft netting is made from 5mm thick and high strength PP (polypropylene) and comes in a strong 240ply, the strongest on the Australian market!
Large Square Bales - one hay net fits both sizes:
- Hay Bale Dimensions:
- 8x3x3' (2.4m x 0.9m x 0.9m)
- 8x4x3' (2.4m x 0.9m x 1.2m)
- Net Hole sizes available:
We have a video on how to put a GutzBusta Hay Net on a large square 8x3x3 or 8x4x3 bale here. We also have a great blog article on how to put a GutzBusta on a Large Square Bale.
Both the knotless and knotted hay nets are made from our very own GutzBusta® sizes that we have developed over the years with feedback from our customers. They are superior in size, strength, and useability. Having a super wide mouth that makes them easy to fit is one of the greatest attributes of our nets.
It’s also important to note that you cannot compare the knotted nets to the knotless ones in terms of ply as they are made of entirely different materials. Ply refers to how many individual strands are in each section of the netting. The strength is in how strong those individual strands are, how tight they are, and what material they are made from. So you are comparing apples to oranges if you are comparing knotless to knotted in terms of ply.
There are many things that dictate which sized hole will suit your individual situation, some of which are discussed here.
Why use GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets?
GutzBusta® Large Square 8x4x3 Bale Hay Net decreases wastage by up to 46%. The consumption rate of hay depends on how cold the weather is, what type of hay you are using, hole size, horse eating rate (Gutz or casual eater), and the number of horses or animals grazing from the net.
Our products are designed with large drawstrings to secure the hay net around your bale. It’s easier to put on compared to other hay nets available in the market. We’ve been making hay nets for over 10 years and we know how the netting behaves over time. This is why we developed a size and pattern that works to enable these nets to last longer.
Please note that it is best to leave either the bottom or second bottom string in place until some of the bulk of the hay has been eaten. This reduces how much pressure is being placed on the net as some bales can be over 600kg. Although we have never had an issue, we also understand your hay net is an investment and we would like you to get as much longevity from our hay net as possible.
For more information and photos about our hay nets, please visit our livestock page and our FAQ & Help page.
It is not recommended to leave buckled halters or other types of buckled headgear on your horse when using ANY type of hay net as your horse may get caught? You will need to put your bale with its net on inside a box/hay ring or other devices that stops their feet from coming into contact with their hay net. Similarly, do not let horned animals such as sheep or goats, and cattle with ear tags eat from the hay nets as they may tear the netting, get entangled, or remove the ear tags. For more safety ideas, click here.