Round Bales General Info

GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Nets

GutzBusta® Easy Fit Round Bale Hay Nets are made from tough and durable 60ply polyethylene netting which has been UV stabilised and heat-treated so they are truly strong and durable. We also have knotless GutzBusta round bale hay nets that are equally strong and durable. It significantly reduces hay wastage for up to 46% and allows round bales to last longer.

Our round bales are available in 4x4, 5x4, and now, 6x4 sizes that will fully encapsulate the bale. We completed a product overhaul in 2016 and made all of our round bale hay nets a little bit bigger, so they are all true to size. Large drawstrings are also used to allow easy sealing of your round bale within the confines of the net.

Our hay nets are generous fitting and therefore will last you longer as they will continue to fit your hay bale over time. A super tight net over your bale might look good for the first few uses, but after a bit of weathering, they become tighter and more difficult to put on. Our slow feed hay nets are still easy to put on years after purchasing.

We understand that this is a significant investment and therefore want you to be happy with your purchase. We have been making the knotted hay nets for over 10 years and produce what we feel is a superior product in size, shape and ease of use. In 2020, we added the knotless nets to our range and have been equally satisfied with their strength and longevity.

For instructions on how to fit a round bale net to your bale of hay, please click here.

When considering whether to purchase a round bale hay net, one of our Blog articles can offer some ideas on this topic.

4x4 GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net ready for consumption
4x4 GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net ready for consumption

The 6x4 or the 'one size fits all hay net' will fit all sizes of round bales. Obviously, it will be big, but the excess netting can simply be rolled up along one edge of the net and tied off in a couple of sections using twine to take up the slack. We send instructions on how to do this, but if you miss out, please contact me at for simple instructions.

The number one question asked about our round bale hay nets is: What happens to the netting as the bale is eaten down? The answer to that is pretty simple...nothing.

There isn't any huge amount of loose excess netting laying around in the road as the hay spreads within the confines of the net as shown in this photo. The excess netting doesn't cause any issues.

If your horses are shod, have small feet, or you are concerned, you can always use a hay ring, low gates or other suitable structure to keep nets and feet away from each other.

Many of our satisfied customers shared that after using GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Nets, their rate of consumption takes up to two or three times longer. Plus, you aren't having any wastage issues as your horse or livestock are actually eating the hay instead of pooping, peeing, and laying on it.

A recent testimonial from a very happy customer stated:

“By using a 3cm Round Bale hay net with our goats, alpaca and sheep, we have gone from using one round bale per week, to our round bale now lasting 5 to 6 weeks!' These nets are fantastic!”

-Tegan (Photo supplied)

Don't let your round bales go to waste. Stop your round bale being pooped on, urinated on, blown away, or used as a bed, apply a GutzBusta® Hay Net instead.

We always have stocks on hand, therefore your order is mailed within 1 to 2 days, or if we are low, we will contact you to let you know. Visit the Round Bale product page to know more.

Check out the photos below and see the GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net in action.

6cm GutzBusta Round Bale Slow Feed Hay Net

6cm GutzBusta® Round Bale Slow Feed Hay Net 6x4 size on a 4x4 Round bale. Note the rolled edge is the excess netting showing how easy it is to adjust sizing with a 6x4 net on a 4x4 bale.

Horses eating from a 4cm GutzBusta Slow Feed Hay Net Round bale5x4 GutzBusta® Round Bale Slow Feed Hay Net

GutzBusta Hay Net - Cattle eating from a hay net4cm GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net

Sheep eating from a round bale GutzBusta hay net.
GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net

Sharing a Round Bale Hay Net 48ply.Sharing a Round Bale Hay Net 4cm 48ply

Horses eating from a GutzBusta Hay Net over a large export bale
Large Square Export Bale 4cm - 48ply