Hay Nets; A Great Way to Waste Less Hay
- December 10, 2015
- Lynn Kohr
From pastures to trailers to stalls, would you rather bed your horses in their hay or feed it? Until Hay Nets… as I unloaded my horses from my trailer, I found piles of hay under their feet, in-between their legs and all soaked in their urine and manure…unusable except for bedding and a mess to clean up. While on competition weekends, I want my horses to have hay available 24/7 so they can forage all day and all night. With conventional hay bags, I was having to return often to fill their hay bags and to clean up all the hay they had pulled out, peed on and stirred up in their shavings.
Heading out to fill round bale feeders, I drove through piles of pulled out, walked on, and laid on hay, before I could even get my tractor close enough to stick another bale in the feeder!
With hay nets, I have reduced the amount of hay I feed in half. I have no hay waste in the trailer, in my stalls, or in the pastures. My horses have clean fresh hay in front of them 24/7, in the trailer, in their stalls, and in their pastures. These hay nets are made in several different sizes. For trailers there is the MICRO, for stalls the MINI, for an entire square bale and for pastures, hay nets are available!! These hay nets are made of durable cord tied in a small diamond network, making it so the horses have to work to pull the hay out to feed.
With hay nets, I replaced all of my conventional hay bags and added nets to my round bale feeders. I now buy less big round bales and take fewer bales of hay on my trips.
All sizes of hay nets are available at THARS Feeds, they are glad to drop ship these to your door step! Find them on Facebook
Thar’s Feed & Ranch Supply, or call Jess Goven @ work: 307-682-9501, cell: 307-660-5176
About Lynn Kohr
I am a barrel and pole horse trainer, giving springtime barrel racing and pole bending clinics and workshops, competing in barrel racing and pole bending futurities while marketing our horses for sale. I am a Mom of 3: Sage, Cedar, and Stratton. And wife of...