Knotless Round Bale Haynets for Natural Eating, Trickle Feeding, Slow Feeding


Knotless hay nets for round bales

*Discounted until February 29th!*

We first bought haynets from this company when we were originally setting up our track system in 2007 – and would you believe we still have some of those original nets – they’ve been outside 24/7 in all weathers – I cannot believe how ridiculously hard-wearing & useful these nets are.  We are delighted that they are now making round bale nets as well as the original ground-feeding haynets and we have no reason to believe that these round bale nets won’t be just as hard-wearing as the originals!

With a choice of mesh size 30mm, 45 mm or 60 mm, depending on what size equine you’re feeding and how much you need to slow down their eating for gut health and / or weight management.

Ideally, the net is tensioned from above with a tackle, so that it can then be retensioned when the bale collapses in on itself –  see images.

Research shows that slowing down a horse’s consumption of hay or haylage from a net mimics natural grazing and is very beneficial to the horse’s digestion as well as helpful for weight management and reducing possibility of laminitis. Using a net on a round bale keeps wastage of valuable hay or haylage to a minimum.

Knotless Round Bale Net Sizes

This round bale net is a rectangular box with a net base, and is open at the top. You can place the net over a whole bale, turn it over and tie it on the other side (ties provided).

Small Round Bale Net  – 1.40 m x 1.40 m x  1.60 m high (30, 45 or 60 mm)

Large Round Bale Net – 1.60 m x 1.60 m x  1.80 m high (30, 45 or 60 mm)

Ideas for Use

The round bale hay net is spread out and the bale is placed in the middle on the hay net.
Alternatively, you can simply put the net over the bale and then turn it over so that the bale is standing on the round bale hay net.

The net with the bale can then be placed in a rack, in a feeding ring or on a pallet.

Now you can remove the netting that holds the bale together.

Then fasten the hay net, which has been pulled together at the top, to the roof of the hay rack or to a beam in the stable with a rope, so that the horses can still reach the hay when the bale has already been eaten up to a large extent. Then the horses don’t have to work their way through so much hay net. This is also a protection against browsing.

As a great alternative, you can also thread a plastic water pipe through the lower edge of the net. The resulting round frame can easily be put over the hay net when the bale is to be placed in a rack or round bale feeder / tombstone feeder. It is almost impossible for the horses to lift the frame completely to reach the hay under the hay net.

Safety notice

All horse shoes damage the horse. Therefore the hay nets have only been developed and tested for bare hoof horses. We discourage the use of these nets by horses with unnatural hooves, ie shod horses. We also discourage their use by horses whose hooves have a diameter smaller than the mesh size.

Additional information

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Haynet Size

S, L


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