New to the GutzBusta® product range are the Knotless GutzBusta® Hay Nets.
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!
Like our regular knotted nets, the knotless hay nets are available in Small, Medium, Large as well as in Round Bales and Large Square Bales. This means the new nets are still super easy to fill due to nice wide-open mouths.
For a video on how to put a GutzBusta Hay Net on a large square 8x3x3 or 8x4x3 bale, please click here.
This product can be thrown on the ground if your horse isn’t shod. It doesn’t have metal joints, too, so you don’t have to worry about your horses’ teeth or mouths getting injured.
The new knotless large square bales come in white, however we still have black ones available for a short time only.
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.
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 size:
- 8x3x3 - 3cm, 4cm and 6cm
- 8x4x3 - 3cm, 4cm and 6cm
- Colour: White
Why use GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets?
A GutzBusta® Large Square 8x4x3 Bale Hay Net decreases wastage for up to 46%. 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 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 investement 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 it's net on inside a box/hay ring or other device 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.