GutzBusta® Medium Hay Nets will be your easy and handy companion when it comes to feeding your horses. Like our Medium GutzBusta® Knotless Slow Feed Hay Nets will take half a small bale of hay or approximately 4 to 6 flakes of hay. Even easier if you have 2 medium hay nets, simply put it at both ends of a small bale, cut the strings in the middle, and your nets are filled.
Which hay net hole size suits my horse or livestock best?
If you are unsure of what hay net hole size to choose, please click here to read our information page which discusses the sizing a little more to help you decide which hole size is the best choice for your horse or livestock. If you are still unsure, then please contact us as we are more than happy to discuss your individual animals' requirements and situation.
- Dimensions: 33" x 41" (105cm wide x 85cm high)
- Hole sizes:
- 1 1/4" (3cm),
- 1 3/4" (4cm)
- 2 1/2" (6cm)
- Colour: Black
Now offering 60ply netting in all our knotted hay nets. 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.
What material are the Gutzbusta® Hay Nets made from?
Our 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.
What hole size will suit my horse or livestock?
Available in 1 1/4" (3cm), 1 3/4" (4cm) and 2 1/2" (6cm), our Slow Feed Hay Nets are made from tough, durable, UV Stabilized, and heat-treated 60ply polyethylene netting. This netting is not water-absorbent, so you don’t have to worry about your net getting heavy when soaked in water.
1/4" (3cm) hole size
This size is great for gutsy eaters, ponies, laminitic horses, or if your hay is really palatable and you want to slow consumption even more. We recommend this 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.
Despite no top teeth, we also have customers whose cattle can still eat from this size with palatable hay. Available in strong and durable 60ply.
1 3/4" (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.
2 1/2" (6cm) hole size
Works well for broodmares, old horses, young horses, or any horse, cow, sheep, alpaca, or goat that you aren't 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.
More factors to consider when deciding on what hay net hole sizewill suit your horse, pony, or livestock are discussed here.
Why use a GutzBusta®?
The Medium Hay Nets have a square-holed pattern and are not diamond, so it doesn't matter if you have one biscuit of hay or the hay net is chock full of hay. Either way, your horse can eat out of the hay net as the holes don't collapse down on each other.
Our products are the most generous in size and designed to be easier to put on compared to other hay nets available in the market. We’ve been making 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.
For more information and photos about our hay nets, please visit our livestock page and our FAQ and Help page.
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.