GutzBusta® Hay Nets are made from tough and durable 60ply polyethylene netting which has been UV treated and the knots have also been heat treated so they are truly strong and durable. In this 60ply material in the smaller sized hay nets we are getting over 2 to 6 years of life from them with 24-7 use. We recommend checking the hay net daily to make sure there are no holes. That way you can then quickly repair, otherwise the horses' will bury their nose into the hole and stretch it open to make an even bigger hole.
Starting in 2011 with 36ply netting, then changing to 48ply, we now have 60ply nets which have been available from winter 2017. These 60ply nets are tough and durable. Due to the extra ply thickness, they outlast the 48ply nets. From July 2019 we started rolling over the 3cm nets into 60ply in Smalls, and Mediums and then finalised this rollover in December with adding Larges and 4x4 & 6x4 round bales in 3cm 60ply as well.
Occasionally a net may sustain a tear or a horse may chew through the net. As soon as you see a hole develop, repair it with the repair string provided or baling twine and the hole will not go any further, leaving your hay net to last for a long time. There is no danger to the horse from chewing through the net as it is merely a thread that gets broken, so nothing for the horse to ingest. It is advisable to check your hay net daily for any holes while you are checking your stock to ensure the longevity of your hay net.