Published on Monday, 03 September 2012 05:54
Written by sandy
Bale net wrap is made from porous material designed to shed water and permit greater air flow at the bale surface at a lesser cost than plastic wraps. Netwrap is applied during baling and eliminates the need for twine. Studies have shown that netwrap reduces grass hay DM losses by 32% compared to bales stored outside on the ground.
When comparing losses of bales stored outside, the netwrap is somewhat intermediate between twine-tied and plastic wrap. Before ejection from the baler, netwrap requires two spins to wrap the netting compared to eight times required for twine. Reduction in the stop time to wrap a bale offsets the higher cost of the net. Total baling cost per bale for an efficiently run operation is about the same.