GutzBusta® Medium Hay Nets will be your easy and handy companion when it comes to feeding your horses.
Medium GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets will take half a small bale of hay or approximately 4 to 6 biscuits of hay. Even easier if you have 2 medium hay nets, simply put it at both ends of a small bale, cut the strings in the middle, and your nets are filled.
- Dimensions: 105cm wide x 85cm high
- Hole size: 3cm, 4cm and 6cm in 60ply
- Colour: black
Our 3cm hay nets are now 60ply - the strongest available on the Australian market. Due to the increased thickness of this netting and therefore more material per square meter, this netting costs us more to produce, and hence they are a little more expensive.
What material are the Gutzbusta® Hay Nets made from?
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.
What hole size will suit my horse or livestock?
Available in 3cm, 4cm, and 6cm (60ply), our Slow Feed Hay Nets are made from tough, durable, UV Stabilized, and heat-treated 60ply polyethylene netting. This netting is not water absorbent, so you don’t have to worry about your net getting heavy when soaked in water.
3cm hole size
This size is great for gutsy eaters, ponies, laminitic horses, or if your hay is really palatable and you want to slow consumption even more. We recommend this for horses and ponies that have tried slow-feed hay nets before. While some horses may be frustrated by this size, others accept it without hesitation.
Despite no top teeth, we also have customers whose cattle can still eat from this size with palatable hay. Available in strong and durable 60ply. 60ply is not offered by any other slow feed business in Australia in 3cm sized holes.
4cm hole size
Our most popular hole size. 95% of horses have no trouble accepting this hole size. It's also perfect for cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, and alpacas, too.
6cm hole size
Works well for broodmares, old horses, young horses, or any horse, cow, sheep, alpaca, or goat that you aren't trying to restrict hay consumption with, but still want to reduce hay wastage. You can also use less palatable, coarse, or stalky hay with this size.
More factors to consider when deciding on what hay net hole size will suit your horse, pony, or livestock are discussed here.
Why use a GutzBusta®?
The Medium Hay Nets have a square holed pattern and not diamond, so it doesn't matter if you have one biscuit of hay or the hay net is chock full of hay. Either way, your horse can eat out of the hay net as the holes don't collapse down on each other.
Our products are the most generous in size and designed to be 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.
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? If your horse is shod then simply tie your net up a little higher. You can also put your net inside a box 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.