GutzBusta® Knotted Hay Nets - Round Bales
GutzBusta® Knotted Hay Nets - Round Bales
GutzBusta® Knotted Hay Nets - Round Bales
GutzBusta® Knotted Hay Nets - Round Bales

Knotted Hay Nets - 5x4 Round Bale Net

$235.00

Mesh Size: 1-1/4” – Decelerator

1-1/4” – Decelerator
1-3/4” – Moderate
2-1/2” – Free and Easy
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Description

Introducing GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Nets! Say goodbye to hay wastage and hello to cost savings. These easy-to-fit hay nets are designed to revolutionize the way you feed your horses or livestock, while also addressing common concerns such as colic, choke, stomach ulcers, boredom, and stable vices. Made from tough and durable materials, our hay nets are built to last and make your feeding routine a breeze.

Our easy-to-fit hay nets provide numerous benefits:

  • Reduces hay wastage by up to 46%, ensuring that your round bales last longer and save you money.
  • Decreases the risk of colic, choke, stomach ulcers, and stable vices, promoting the overall health and well-being of your animals.
  • Easy to fit and secure with large drawstrings, making it hassle-free to use compared to other hay nets.
  • Offers different sizes to fit various round bale dimensions, including 3x4, 4x4, 5x4, and 6x4.
  • Provides a range of hole sizes (1 1/4", 1 3/4", and 2 1/2") to suit different animals and feeding preferences.
  • UV-stabilized and heat-treated netting ensures durability and longevity, even in inclement weather or when soaked.

Not sure about the best hole size for your horses or livestock? We provide guidance on selecting the ideal size, and our friendly team is always ready to assist you in choosing the right fit for your animals' needs. Plus, our hay nets are adjustable, allowing you to convert larger nets to accommodate smaller bales if necessary. If you are not sure how to measure the size of the round bales, then please click here.

Why use GutzBusta®?

GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net decreases wastage by up to 46%.

For our own horses, we had a 4x4 round bale last 3 to 4 horses for 7 to 15 days with a 1 3/4" (4cm) net, depending on how cold the weather is and how palatable the hay is, so it can vary a LOT based on those conditions.

We also tested our hay net during the spring season. We had a 4x4 round bale of low-sugar hay, that lasted up to 3 months with 2 horses grazing from it as it wasn't overly palatable.

Our products are designed with large drawstrings to secure the hay net around your round bale. It’s easier to put on compared to other hay nets available in the market. We’ve been making slow feeders Hay nets for over 12 years (since 2011) 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 each size of round bale is ‘true to size’ and if you only ever purchase 4x4 bales of hay for instance, then you only need to purchase a 4x4 hay net. Our hay nets are on the generous side, so although they won’t fit the next size up, they will allow for individual size variances depending on the farmer who makes the bales.

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 with smaller nets or 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, 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 information and photos about our hay nets, please visit our livestock page and our FAQ & Help page.

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Katharine Goettelmann
5x4 hay net

Great product, my hay supplier said I would not like a net, I have tried several other methods of controlling hay waste and this is the best! Love it!

FAQs

FAQs

Which Hole Size should I choose?

When choosing a hay net hole size, several factors should be considered. Here is a summary of the key points for each hole size mentioned:

¾” Sized Holes:

  • Suitable for "expert level" ponies that can eat from 1 ¼” hay nets at impressive speeds.
  • Recommended for horses or ponies that have mastered eating from a 1 ¼” hay net.
  • Ideal for feeding Lucerne to greedy horses or ponies.

1 ¼” Sized Holes:

  • Great for voracious eaters, such as ponies, minis, and horses familiar with slow feed hay nets.
  • Laminitic horses usually benefit from 1 ¼” sized hay nets.
  • Relieves boredom for stabled horses or as a backup net for when the first hay net empties.
  • Recommended for gutzy horses, ponies, or livestock, especially with palatable hay or slow feed experience.
  • Not commonly used for goats, cows, or sheep, but some may use it with palatable hay.

1 ¾” Sized Holes:

  • The most popular hole size for slow feeding, accepted by over 90% of horses.
  • Suitable for slightly stalky hay, providing hay-saving benefits and increasing hay longevity.

2 ½” Sized Holes:

  • Ideal for saving on hay without significant restriction.
  • Commonly used with low-sugar or coarse and stalky hay, great for older horses and cattle.
  • Suitable for pregnant broodmares or younger horses where slow feeding is unnecessary.
  • Caution: Ensure hoof size is larger than netting size for horse safety.

General Considerations:

  • GutzBusta 1 ¾” holes are a good starting point, with flexibility to go up or down in size.
  • Weather and hay type can influence the suitable hole size.
  • Palatability determines the hole size, with more palatable hay allowing for smaller holes.
  • Horse's health status, weight, and workload should be considered when choosing a hole size.
  • 1 ¾” and 2 ½” sizes are suitable for saving on wastage, while 1 ¼” slows down eating.
  • Monitor horse's response when introducing a new hay net to avoid over-facing.
  • Different livestock can use various hole sizes, with 1 ¾” being common.
  • Different hole sizes are used throughout the year, for various hays, health conditions, and weight management.
  • Be cautious with shod horses and use appropriate hay rings/feeder to prevent entanglement.

Which Bag Size should I choose?

  1. Extra Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 1 generous biscuit of hay. Suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  2. Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 3 generous biscuits of hay. Versatile and strong, suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  3. Medium: Capable of holding up to 4-6 biscuits or half a bale of hay. Ideal as an overnight net for stables, yards, and floats.

  4. Large: Full small bale-sized net available. Easy to load a full small bale of hay into. Suitable for stables, yards, and paddocks.

  5. Extra Large: Perfectly fits a 3-Stringer Bale.

  6. Round Bale: Available for different round bale sizes (3x4, 4x4, 5x4, 6x4). Comes in various net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm).

  7. 8x3x3 / 8x4x3 / 8x4x4: Large square bales in sizes 8x4x4, 8x4x3 and 8x3x3. Available in different net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm). Can fit all sizes of round bales.

Note: Custom sizes are not available for premade hay nets.

Knotless vs Knotted

Our Knotted and knotless hay nets are made from UV-stabilized polyethylene netting and have been in use for 8 years. They come in various ply sizes and are tough, durable, and easily repairable. They have been used by many horses and can last 2 to 6 years. Knotted nets are suitable for soaking hay and do not take on the weight of water. They are available in black and offer hole sizes of 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm.

On the other hand, the knotless hay nets are made from high-strength, UV Stabilized polypropylene and have been available since 2019. They are softer and do take on some weight when soaked. The deluxe knotless nets are considered more luxurious and have become popular due to their softness. They are the strongest on the market with 240 ply and come in hole sizes of 20mm, 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm. Knotless nets are also only available in black.

When it comes to strength and longevity, there isn't a significant difference between knotted and knotless nets. Both types have proven to be tough, durable, and long-lasting. While some horses may prefer one material over the other, there is no way to predict which will suit an individual horse better without trying them. Ultimately, the lifespan of the nets depends on the individual horse and usage. Knotted nets have been used for 2 to 6 years without needing repairs, while the lifespan of knotless nets is still unknown after 3 years of use.

Returns & Exchanges

Returns & Exchanges

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from our store. If you have any issues with your order, please contact us at Gutzbusta so that we can make it right. We have a clear and concise Returns and Refund Policy to make the process as smooth as possible.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RETURN REQUEST FORM

Returning Items

To return an item, please contact us at our customer service team via the email below. Make sure to include your order number when contacting staff.

Please pack the item securely in its original packaging and include all accessories and documentation, making sure the order number is clearly visible on the box. We will not accept items that have been modified or used in any way. You are responsible for the cost of return shipping, unless the item is damaged or faulty.

Email: sales@gutzbusta.com 

Our Postal Address:

Gutzbusta

2020 Industrial Blvd
Rockwall
TX 75087 

Change of Mind

We accept returns for change of mind within 30 days of purchase. These can included swapping or exchanging item(s) for different sizes. The item(s) must be unused, in their original packaging, and in the same condition as when you received them.

We will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item(s) once we receive the item(s), excluding any shipping costs. While this process is under way, it is better to re-order with the correct item(s) to ensure your exchanged item(s) are delivered to you in a timely manner.

Incorrect Items Received

If you received the incorrect item(s), please contact us immediately. We will cover the cost of shipping the incorrect item(s) back to us. We will issue a replacement as soon as possible to you at no extra cost.

Damaged or Faulty Returns

If you receive damaged or faulty item(s), please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage or fault before we can process a return. We will cover the cost of shipping the item(s) back to us, and we will issue a replacement or full refund as soon as possible.

Damaged in Use

If your horse is using our nets and the net becomes damaged during use, please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage as well as the order number. Depending on the situation, we may offer a repair kit or exchange, subject to our discretion. Please note that general wear and tear, or damage caused by misuse may not be covered under our returns and refund policy.

Refunds

Once we receive your returned item(s), we will inspect it to ensure that they are in resalable condition. If the item(s) are in resalable condition, we will issue a refund to the original payment method within 7 business days. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for the refund to appear on your account, depending on your bank or credit card company.

Thank you for shopping with us. If you have any questions or concerns about our Returns and Refund Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Subtotal:
$235.00