GutzBusta® 8x4x3 Rectangle Bales

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One size fits both the 8x3x3 and 8x4x3 bales. New design means they are larger and easier to put on.

Don't waste your hay. Order a GutzBusta today!

All sizes are black in colour, despite colour in photos.

Reduce the incidence of colic, choke, stomach ulcers, boredom, hay wastage, stable vices but simulate grazing.

How do I decide what hole size will suit my horse or livestock?

3cm - Great for really Gutzy eaters. Ponies, laminitic horses or if your hay is REALLY palatable and you want to slow consumption even more. Recommended for horses and ponies that have tried slow feed hay nets before as some horses may be frustrated by this size, others accept it without hesitation. Despite no top teeth, we have customers whose cattle can still eat from this size net with palatable hay. New - now available in super strong 60ply only.

4cm - Our most popular hole size. Great to slow down feeding and save on hay wastage plus many other health benefits. Available in 48ply and 60ply. Good general purpose hole size, 95% or horses have no trouble accepting this size net hole. Good size for cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and alpacas too.

6cm - Great for brood mares, old horses or any horse, cow, sheep or goat that you aren't trying to restrict hay consumption with but still stop hay wastage. Please note to make sure the hoof size is greater than the hole size. A hay ring or physical barrier is recommended if this is a concern. Also great for less palatable hay, coarse or stalky hay. Available in 60ply.

Why use a GutzBusta for your horse or livestock?

Decreases wastage of a large square bale amazingly and also the bale to last longer. Up to 40% less wastage when using a GutzBusta® Large Square Bale hay net.

Easy to put on, simply place your large square bale on its side so you can cut the strings, then open and lay the hay net along the top of the bale. Simply pull the net down towards the ground until it totally surrounds the bale, then take up the slack with the draw string and secure the net around the bale. We do suggest that you leave one string in place on your bale (bottom or second bottom string) to give the bale and net support until some of the bulk of the hay has been taken out. Especially as some of these bales can be around 600 kg.

When you tie up and secure the draw string, make sure the excess rope is either tied back up into the netting OR tie a knot in the drawstring at the base of the net and then undo the simple knot at the end of the drawstring and then you can leave remaining drawstring loose.

Comes with a large drawstring to easily secure the hay net around your round bale.

We recommend leaving one string be left uncut near the base of the bale so that it helps support the net while it is new and possibly weighing 500 to 700 kg. Once some of the bulk is eating from the bale, then we recommend cutting and removing this final string.


Click here to see our horses eating from a 4cm GutzBusta 5x4 Round Bale Hay Net in 48ply.

Size Range:

Our GutzBusta® 8x4x3 & 8x3x3 LARGE SQUARE hay nets come in a variety of netting hole sizes and ply's:

  • 4cm 8x4x3 & 8x3x3 LARGE RECTANGLE - 48ply Round Bales - black in colour
  • 4cm 8x4x3 & 8x3x3 LARGE RECTANGLE - 60ply Round Bales - black in colour
  • 3cm 8x4x3 & 8x3x3 LARGE RECTANGLE - 60ply Round Bales - black in colour
  • 6cm 8x4x3 & 8x3x3 LARGE RECTANGLE - 60ply Round Bales - black in colour

Please note that any of the GutzBusta® 8x4x3 & 8x3x3 LARGE RECTANGLE Hay Nets will fit the 6x4 round bales, and therefore any size of round bale. This makes them a truly versatile, cost effective and multi-functional hay net.

Do not leave buckled halters or other type of buckled head gear 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 or put your net inside a box or other device that stops their feet coming into contact with their hay net. Similarly, do not let horned animals such as cattle, sheep or goats eat from the hay nets as they may tear the netting or get entangled. Cattle with ears tags are able to remove ear tags if caught on net so please evaulate if this is a problem for your own individual situation.

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