GutzBusta® Knotted Hay Nets - Large

$65.00

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GutzBusta® Large Hay Nets

These wonderful nets reduce feed time by allowing you to put larger quantities of hay out at a time.

Our Large GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets will take an entire small square bale of hay. Their wide mouth makes them super easy to fill from the long side of the bale. It also makes them ideal for filling if you have no choice but to use and break up a round bale or large square export bale and want to feed out sections at a time.

  • Dimensions:  approximately 1m x 1.4m wide  
  • 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.

They are fantastic to use if going away for a few nights, knowing that your horse or pony will have something to nibble on the entire time. A great choice if you are having someone else look after your horses to make it less time-consuming to feed. 

What material are the Gutzbusta® Hay Nets made from?

What hole size will suit my horse or livestock?

Why use GutzBusta®?

Benefits of using a GutzBusta®

What material are the Gutzbusta® Hay Nets made from?

Our entire range of knotted 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 and the net itself does not take on the weight of the water. 

What hole size will suit my horse or livestock?

Available in 3cm, 4cm, and 6cm (60ply) hole sizes, our huge range of Hay Nets suit a broad range of horses and livestock. There are many factors to consider.  Weather, workload, body weight, health status (laminitis), type of hay (stalky/fine), palatability of the hay, and herd dynamics are just a few things to consider when purchasing a net. The individual personality of the animal can also dictate the size.  Some horses cannot cope with 3cm, while others have their owners asking for 2cm sized holes. If you are still not sure, 4cm is generally a good place to start. However, please contact us to discuss via phone or email if you really are not sure what is best for your individual animals.

3cm hole size 

This size is great for gutsy eaters, laminitic / EMS ponies, and horses, or if your hay is highly palatable and you want to slow consumption even more. We recommend this size 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. Most Lucerne hays are also recommended for this size due to its high palatability.  However, it depends on the quality and stalkiness of the lucerne and the type of horse or pony it’s been fed to.

Despite no top teeth, surprisingly 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. A good general slow feed hole size that restricts grazing a little, but not too frustratingly slow for most horses.

6cm hole size

Works well for broodmares, old horses, young horses, or any horse, cow, sheep, alpaca, or goat that you are not 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. 6cm nets will contain the hay and stop it from being blown away, tossed around, and wasted, but has little slow feeding effect.

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®? 

Our products are the most generous in size and designed to be easier to put on compared to other hay net brands available on the Australian market. We have been making hay nets for over 10 years (since 2011) and we know how the netting behaves over time. This is why we have developed a size and shape that works to enable these nets to last longer and remain easy to use throughout their life.

For more information and photos about our hay nets, please visit our livestock page and our FAQ & Help page.

Caution:
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.

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05/10/2022
Alison F.
Australia

Large 3cm Haynet

I’ve been using this hay net for one of my ponies. He’s prone to founder if paddocked. The Hay net is fantastic 2 lucerne biscuits takes at least 5hrs to nibble constantly through but usually the pony will walk away and have a snooze before he finishes the hay off. The large hay net will fit a bale of lucerne hay in it. I did this when we went away for the weekend. Two ponies shared a bale in 48hrs which is roughly the normal rate if they’d been given a biscuit each morning and night. Love this hay net but I’m going to get the 2cm sized holes next time to slow the ponies down a little more.

AC
12/10/2021
Amy C.
Australia Australia

Awesome Product

Loved my large hay net and will be ordering a few more soon. Makes life so much easier when my horse lives on agistment and I can't get there twice a day!

EC
12/05/2021
elizabeth C.
Australia Australia

Extending the hay budget

These nets are so much better than traditional ones. Less waste and longer grazing

ST
11/07/2021
Sue T.
Australia Australia

My large hay net

So easy to use, good instructions a cinch to follow. My 2nd hay net and have recommended to all my friends:) 5 stars!!

LM
10/11/2021
Laura M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Large hay nets

Super helpful team answered my questions before I purchased, hay nets arrived pretty quickly to NZ and they’re perfect! Thanks so much! Hard to get anything as good over here!

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 9 Reviews
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4 ★
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AF
05/10/2022
Alison F.
Australia

Large 3cm Haynet

I’ve been using this hay net for one of my ponies. He’s prone to founder if paddocked. The Hay net is fantastic 2 lucerne biscuits takes at least 5hrs to nibble constantly through but usually the pony will walk away and have a snooze before he finishes the hay off. The large hay net will fit a bale of lucerne hay in it. I did this when we went away for the weekend. Two ponies shared a bale in 48hrs which is roughly the normal rate if they’d been given a biscuit each morning and night. Love this hay net but I’m going to get the 2cm sized holes next time to slow the ponies down a little more.

AC
12/10/2021
Amy C.
Australia Australia

Awesome Product

Loved my large hay net and will be ordering a few more soon. Makes life so much easier when my horse lives on agistment and I can't get there twice a day!

EC
12/05/2021
elizabeth C.
Australia Australia

Extending the hay budget

These nets are so much better than traditional ones. Less waste and longer grazing

ST
11/07/2021
Sue T.
Australia Australia

My large hay net

So easy to use, good instructions a cinch to follow. My 2nd hay net and have recommended to all my friends:) 5 stars!!

LM
10/11/2021
Laura M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Large hay nets

Super helpful team answered my questions before I purchased, hay nets arrived pretty quickly to NZ and they’re perfect! Thanks so much! Hard to get anything as good over here!

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GutzBusta® Knotted Hay Nets - Large

3cm / No Clip
3cm / No Clip
$65.00