GutzBusta® Easy Fit Round Bale Hale Nets
Round bales come in large range of sizes (all sizes in feet)
- 4 x 4
- 5 x 4
- 6 x 4 - also called our 'one size fits all hay net' as they will fit both the large square bales as well as the 6x4 or smaller (5x4 & 4x4) round bales of hay.
Don't waste your hay, order a GutzBusta today!
Reduce the incidence of colic, choke, stomach ulcers, boredom, hay wastage, stable vices but simulate grazing.
New design means they are larger and easier to put on and will fully encapsulate the bale if you want it to.
How do I decide what size will suit my horse or livestock?
Available in 3cm, 4cm & 6cm (60ply). Our entire range of 3cm hay nets are now available in 60ply. Our GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets are made from tough and durable, UV Stabilized and heat-treated netting in 60ply polyethylene netting. This netting will not absorb water, therefore there is no change to the properties of the netting during inclement weather or if used to soak hay. Our GutzBusta's don't get heavy when used to soak hay.
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, donkeys and alpaca's if you are wanting to slow down their feeding a little and importantly save on wastage.
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 round bale amazingly, allowing the round bale to last longer. Up to 46% less wastage when using a GutzBusta® Round Bale hay net. Easy to place net over round bale. I have found one 4x4 round bale lasts our 3-4 horses 7-15 days (depending on how cold weather is) with a 4cm net. Spring 2019 I also found a 4x4 round bale lasted 3mths for 2 horses as it wasn't overly palatable, therefore as it was in a net, it wasn't wasted and they ate the lot.
Easier to put on than many competitors hay nets as we have been making these nets for over 8 years and know how the netting behaves over time. We therefore have developed a size and pattern that works to enable these nets to last and REMAIN easy to fit in years to come. Comes with a large drawstring to easily secure the hay net around your round bale.
For much more information and photos of many different species of livestock eating from our hay nets, please visit our livestock page and our FAQ page.
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 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 evaulate if this is a problem for your own individual situation.