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Round Bale HaySaver Net

  • Haysaver Round Bale Net.
  • Haysaver net on a a round bale that has the cover frame and portable dividing panels for horses that are learning to share!
  • Netting Sizes.
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$163.77
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Usually Ships within 24-48 hrs but allow up to 7 days for round bale nets. Please note that due to the size of the nets only 1 net will fit in a satchel so if ordering more please choose parcel post.
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Round bale Haysaver Nets are PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTRALIA 

 Top 7 Reasons to Use a Slowfeeder haynet

  1.  Stops hay wastage from trampling in mud, manure, urine, being blown away etc. 
  2.  Slows down consumptionso the hay last 2-3 times longer and replicates grazing. 
  3. Suitable to use without another hay feeder (provided your horse is barefoot or is not under 6 months or a mini foal) for a natural grazing position, and can reduce the incidence of choke. 
  4. Gives your horse hay 24/7, saving you time on re-fills and keeps your horse calmer and happier.
  5. Hay in the gut 24/7 avoids gut ulcers and colic incidents and allows horses to regulate their consumtion so eventually eat less.
  6. Older horses find it easier to chew small amounts of hay taken from the net. 
  7. Avoid eye injuries from horses putting their heads inside a round bale, or from tossing loose hay about. 

These tough nets are made to last from durable, pre-stretched, UV stabilised, heavy duty 48 ply (tough) polyethylene netting with a sturdy 6mm drawstring.

The holes are just large enough for the horse to get the hay through without gorging (4cm/1.5" square) – making it last 2-3 times longer than when fed loose. The small holes also mean little ponies, foals and minis can't get a hoof through the netting. Warning: Mini foals may be able to get a hoof through the 4cm netting and extreme caution is advised when using any haynet (the 6cm hole netting is not recommended at all) with any foal. 

  • Round Bale nets come in two size to fit a big bale measuring approx. 5'x4' (1.5x1.2m) or the smaller 4' x 4' (1.2x1.2m) round bales.
  • 4cm square holes - nets made with 4cm netting are designed to slow down hay intake and are perfect for horses experienced with slowfeeding. 
  • 6cm square hole netting suits cereal and stalky hay, or situations where you want to contain the hay without slowing down the feeding rate eg. in winter or for older horses.  
  • 6cm nets are also better for more than 4 horses feeding from a bale (The larger holes make it easier for them to get their fill before they are moved off by others).

Tips:

  1. If your horse is shod or has splits in their hooves, it's essential to contain the net inside a hayfeeder or have a barrier around so they can't catch a shoe/torn hoof if they paw at it. 
  2. If the net tears  it can be temporarily mended with some baling twine, then email us for more netting twine (some provided with purchase).
  3. Please note: When feeding round bales that have been stored outside, it is important to remove all wet or mouldy sections of the bale as the horses will not eat this (it can be dangerous if they do) and because of the net, they can't paw it out of the way to access the rest of the hay. If your hay is very coarse or stalky, some horses may find it frustrating to get the hay out and so can learn to chew through the netting - if you have this type of hay purchase a 6cm net. 
  4. It's important to offer enough loose hay initially for them to fill up on so their frustration doesn't turn to destruction! If you are not sure how your horses will go with a larger more expensive net, try a small one first. If a hole does appear, mend it right away so the horses don't learn to benefit from making them! 
  5. When using a roundbale net it helps the horses access the hay better if you tie up the loose netting as they eat the bale down. To see an example of this, and how to make a cover for your net click here. 
  6. If your horse wears a rug with belly straps that have exposed buckles, please be aware that these can catch on the haynet if the horse rubs on or past it. Either secure the haynet in a hayfeeder ring or make a velcro cover for the buckles. 
 
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To put on a round bale net: 

1. Remove the net wrap or strings.
2. Dig out all the wet or mouldy parts until you can no longer feel any heat or smell  mould. Horses will leave spoiled hay in the net.
3. This may involve peeling off a layer that can then be used for mulch.
4. With two people its easiest to work the net down from the top.
5. Work it right to the bottom so the top is nice and tight.

6. Tighten the drawstring around the bottom, tie it and tuck inside the net so that a hoof can’t get caught.
 
Go to the video tab above to see how the horses graze with the net.
 

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Product Reviews

  1. Easy to use and saved a lot of hay!

    Posted by Emma on 24th Mar 2014

    Simple to put on the bale, seems quite heavy duty, horses certainly had to work harder to get the hay out, there was a noticeable drop in hay consumption.


  2. Really great hay net!

    Posted by Kerry MacCraken on 17th Feb 2014

    I purchased the 6cm hay net for round bales for winter feeding (did not want to slow down the horses' intake too much over the winter -we are in Canada), but wanted to reduce waste.
    This is really a great product! I also have the 4cm net for summer feeding. Love these haynets - they are great!


  3. Round bale hay net

    Posted by Lynne Curnow on 28th Jan 2014

    I found this product to be excellent in slowing down the rate of feeding and more importantly stopping the bale from being destroyed in a short time (which they had done previously) and there was virtually no wastage. We rolled the bale onto a pallet with the hay net placed out on it. After cutting off the baling netting we just lifted the hay net up and over the round bale and tightened cord and tied it to the tree. I had tied the bale to a tree with a rope first to help hold its shape and feed the rope thru the net and round the tree. Bale lasted 2 and a bit weeks with 3 big horses grazing on it (virtually no grass in paddock in Jan). As horses are yarded at night I covered the bale with a tarp each night (hooked onto the haynet) just in case it rained!


  4. As usual perfect quality from Naturalhorseworld products

    Posted by monica on 24th Nov 2013

    Horses and myself happier than ever , less work for me, unlimited hay for the equines.
    I like the slow feeder nets because the horses have to work at it, they prefer this, they choose to eat from the nets as opposed to hay on the ground. Horses KNOW whats best for them, slow digestion, healthier horse.


  5. No more waste

    Posted by Ros Paxton on 12th Sep 2013

    Round bales last twice as long now - between constant wind and destructive horses we were losing far too much hay.
    Couldn't be happier - just ordered a second one


  6. Blown Away by the change

    Posted by Vicki B. on 13th May 2013

    I purchased a large haynet for my destructive stallion who thinks a big 5 x5 bale of hay is just one big toy. Well its looking very interesting.
    I put out some loose hay for a few days as you suggested. He now prefers to eat from the net - loose hay no longer required. He seems to be manageing it very well.
    The BIGGEST surprise is he is so much calmer as well - Don't know if that will last although he has lots and lots of toys. If its not chained or bolted down it becomes a toy or is totally destroyed.
    I think now it takes much longer to get his hay so keeps him busy longer.
    Less time to stand around wondering what to do next and less pent up energy.
    He as learnt to nibble away so delicately at the net - and he was such a gung ho type of horse.
    At this stage I am just blown away by the change HE IS SO CALM now and the hay is still in one piece, just hoping it is permanant.!
    He also likes to stand on it like a goat but the net is standing up well to the rough treatment. “


  7. Great Product

    Posted by Susan on 13th May 2013

    I love the round bale slow feed net.
    I bought the large round bale with 4cm holes. This has reduced the amount that my mare will eat in a day and also saved me heaps from no hay being blown away.
    A number of people have commented on what a good idea the bale net is, and have purchased their own nets.
    Great idea.


  8. Love Them

    Posted by Elk Island Appaloosas on 13th May 2013

    Bought one large round bale net, and had to get another. No waste and the horses prefer to eat the hay with the net vs. on the ground.
    No more fighting over food.
    Love it, and the horses love it.


  9. Brilliant Round Bale Nets

    Posted by Sam Naidu on 13th May 2013

    Hi Cynthia, I now have my 2 5x4 round bale hay nets up and running and they are BRILLIANT! I can't recommend them highly enough. My hay lasts at least twice as long and every scrap of it gets eaten, rather than 25% of it ending up as rubbish. The horses took to it straight away. I haven't had to tie it up or anything either. They just eat it down till its all gone! Thank you so much. OH, also, they are very easy to put on. I wasn't sure if that would be the case. my 'hayman' has been recommending them to other clients, and I have been recommending them to friends. Thanks for a great product. :)


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