New to the GutzBusta® product range are the GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets.
This new super soft netting is made from 0.2" (5mm) thick and high strength PP (polypropylene) with a super-strong 240ply, the strongest on the Australian market.
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, too, 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.
The knotted are just over 33" x 41" (100cm wide x 85cm) high however they are slightly smaller in the knotless which are 31" x 35" (80cm x 90cm).
- Dimensions: 31" x 35" (80m x 90m).
- Colour: Black only
- Hay net hole sizes:
- 3/4" (2cm),
- 1 1/4" (3cm),
- 1 3/4" (4cm)
- 2 1/2" (6cm)
Our Medium GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets are fantastic for the barn, yards, trailering, and paddocks. A great overnight net. They are durable and capable of taking up to half a bale of hay or 4 to 6 flakes.
Opening on the long side they are very easy to throw biscuits of hay into. If you have 2, then you can put one medium on one end of a small bale, the other medium on the other end, and then cut the strings in the middle, and "Voilà" your hay net is filled…. simple and easy! This can be seen here in our video.
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 and selling quality hay nets for over 10 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.
A GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net decreases wastage for up to 46%. In our situation, a 4x4 round bale of pasture hay can last 3 to 4 horses for 7 to 15 days with a 1 3/4" (4cm) net, depending on how cold the weather is. This rate was for Winter, however, in Summer, we found that a 4x4 lasted these horses nearly 3 months due to being low sugar/palatability.
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.