GutzBusta® 8x3x3/ 8x3x4 Export Bales
One size fits both the 8x3x3 and 8x4x3 bales. New design makes them larger and easier to put on. We also call these our 'one size fits all hay net' as they will fit both the large square bales as well as the 6x4 or smaller round bales of hay.
All sizes are black in colour.
Reduce the incidence of colic, choke, stomach ulcers, boredom, hay wastage, stable vices but simulate grazing.
How do I decide what hole size will suit my horse or livestock?
3cm - Great for really Gutzy eaters. Ponies, laminitic horses or if your hay is REALLY palatable and you want to slow consumption even more. Recommended for horses and ponies that have tried slow feed hay nets before as some horses may be frustrated by this size, others accept it without hesitation. Despite no top teeth, we have customers whose cattle can still eat from this size net with palatable hay. Available in strong and durable 60ply. 60ply not offered by any other slow feed business in Australia in 3cm sized holes. As this material costs more, we have unfortunately had to increase our prices for our 3cm 60ply range.
4cm - Our most popular hole size. Great to slow down feeding and save on hay wastage plus many other health benefits. Available in 60ply. Good general purpose hole size, 95% of horses have no trouble accepting this size net hole. Good size for cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and alpacas too. Common size for sheep, goats, cattle, dinkeys and alpaca's if you are wanting to slow feeding a little.
6cm - Great for brood mares, old horses or any horse, cow, sheep, alpaca or goat that you aren't trying to restrict hay consumption with but still stop hay wastage. Please note to make sure the hoof size is greater than the hole size if you are allowing hoof access to this net. A hay ring or physical barrier is recommended, or hang the net higher if this is a concern. Also great for less palatable hay, coarse or stalky hay. Available in 60ply.
Why use a GutzBusta for your horse or livestock?
Decreases wastage of a large square bale amazingly and also the bale to last longer. Studies have shown up to 46% less wastage when using slow feed hay nets such as our GutzBusta Nets.
Easy to put on, simply place your large square bale on its side so you can cut the strings, then open and lay the hay net along the top of the bale. Simply pull the net down towards the ground until it totally surrounds the bale, then take up the slack with the drawstring and secure the net around the bale.
We do suggest that you leave one string in place on your bale (bottom or second bottom string) to give the bale and net support until some of the bulk of the hay has been taken out as these bales can weight from 500kg to 700kg. Once some of the bulk is eaten from the bale, then we recommend cutting and removing this final string.
When you tie up and secure the drawstring, make sure the excess rope is either tied back up into the net itself OR tie a knot in the drawstring at the base of the net and then undo the simple knot at the end of the drawstring and then you can leave remaining drawstring loose, OR once you have pulled up the drawstring and tied it off, you can put the remaining drawstring UNDER the bale (if you have a tractor or are able to lift or tip the bale).
Comes with a large drawstring to easily secure the hay net around your large square bale.
It is not recommended to leave buckled halters or other type of buckled head gear on your horse when using ANY type of hay net as your horse may get caught. If your horse is shod then simply tie your net up a little higher or put your net inside a box, hay ring or other device that stops their feet coming into contact with their hay net. Similarly, do not let horned animals such as cattle, sheep or goats eat from the hay nets as they may tear the netting or get entangled.
Cattle with ears tags are able to remove ear tags if caught on net so please evaluate if this is a problem for your own individual situation.