Net wrapped large round hay bales Courtesy of iGrow.

Take care with net wrapped hay bales for cattle

Net wrap is not like bale twine, and effects on cattle that consume net wrap have been undocumented.

With advancements in hay bale binding technology, efficiency has increased. Today's net wrap increases baling efficiency by 75% over twine binding.

"In addition, net wrap also increases water shedding ability, resulting in less spoilage and outdoors storage losses," South Dakota State University Extension cow/calf field specialist Taylor Grussing said.

Due to these advantages, Grussing said it comes as no surprise that an estimated 90% of producers have converted from twine to

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