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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Smile I'm looking for info & feedback about slow feed net for round bales!

I'm considering not grazing my horses on pasture this summer. Instead put out 6 round bales with slow net wrap for continues feeding 24/7 or possibly turn in & out after several hours. Any suggests on how many hours? Over the pass 10 yrs my horses have been turn out all horses on full pasture 24/7. I have lots of hay left over fr '11 season, which what they are wintering on now. My decision to do this will cut the cost of expensive pasture rental. I can buy hay cheaper here & than pasture rent. Looking info the best Slow Net Feeders, that will last several seasons, horse don't get stuck in or don't bite through too Also interested possible build our own too. I current have 12+ horses, my horses work hard no concern with founder & ride 3-8 hrs per day/ 6 days week in BC! I look forward to you views & comments.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-13-2012, 10:14 PM
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Here is one:
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-16-2012, 10:29 AM
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I use a heavy duty fishing net that I got at an estate sale for ten bucks. It's made out of the same material as some of the hay nets it just came in a different shape that takes a bit of maneuvering to get on snugly. If you need several it may be cheaper to make your own instead of buying pre made ones specifically for hay.


This website has a lot of different suppliers and notes about each one telling how durable they are etc. Most of them are for squares but there are some rounds in there too.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-17-2012, 01:06 AM
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I am curious as well....

I have seen people recommend them but which one to invest in?

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-17-2012, 10:43 AM
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one of my friends made her own slow feeder net out of hockey goal netting. it works great and has held up for 3 years now.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-24-2012, 05:40 PM
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Here's a really good article comparing the cost and effectiveness of several round bale feeders:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/horse/c...round_bale.pdf
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-24-2012, 05:50 PM
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We use the Texas Hay Net as well, and it works great for us. We've had ours for 15 months now and have only had to do some minor repairs.

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