New to the GutzBusta® product range are the GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets.
This new super soft netting is made from 0.2in (5mm) thick and high strength PP (polypropylene).
Like our regular knotted nets, the knotless hay nets are available in small, medium, large as well as round bales and export bales. This means the new nets are still super easy to fill due to nice wide-open mouths.
This product can be thrown on the ground if your horse isn’t shod. It doesn’t have metal joints, so you don’t have to worry about your horses’ teeth or mouths getting injured.
Both the knotless and knotted hay nets are made from our very own GutzBusta® sizes that we have developed over the years with feedback from our customers. They are superior in size, strength, and useability. Having a super wide mouth that makes them easy to fill is one of the greatest attributes of our nets.
It’s also important to note that you cannot compare the knotted nets to the knotless ones in terms of ply as they are made of entirely different materials. Ply refers to how many individual strands are in each section of the netting. The strength is in how strong those individual strands are, how tight they are, and what material they are made from. So you are comparing apples to oranges if you are comparing knotless to knotted in terms of ply.
- Dimensions: 21" x 25" (0.55m x 0.65m)
- Colour: Black
- Hole sizes available: 3/4", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" & 2 1/2"
Our Extra Small GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets are fantastic for stables, barns, yards, and trailers. A perfect mini or snack-sized net capable of taking 1 flake of hay.
New 3/4" Sizing:
3/4" is a very small size and therefore only recommended for horses or ponies that have medical conditions such as being prone to choke or they have reached 'expert' level status in regards to effectively eating from 1 1/4" nets.
Management weight in extreme circumstances may also warrant a 3/4" sized hole. Not recommended for any horse or pony that has not eaten successfully from 1 1/4" hay nets. This size would be frustrating to many horses and ponies, so please monitor your horse or pony to make sure they are capable of eating from this size. Palatable hay will need to be used.
I have personally 'tested' my own horses to 1/3" sized holes and so I know it is possible for them to eat from smaller holed nets, but this was with lucerne hay which drove a desire to do so. If you do not have palatable hay, then it is likely 3/4" will be too small for the average horse or pony.
Why are GutzBusta® Hay Nets so popular?
Our products are designed with large and strong 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 quality 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.