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Bale Net Wrap save a lot of packing time,Net Wrap or Twine

Date:2021/12/5 16:06:07 Read:11

Net Wrap or Twine?

Bale Net Wrap save a lot of packing time,There’s no argument that two of the biggest factors in the production and quality of hay are weather and timing, you can’t change the weather and you can’t always control your timing. 

However, the way you package your bales is all up to you. 

This choice not only affects productivity in the field, but also the nutritional quality of your bales when you feed them. 

Your bale packaging material isn’t just about bale presentation, it’s about potential storage losses, herd health, feed value, weight gains, meat/milk production, and fuel and labor costs.

Bale Net Wrap

So which should we choose?

Of course, if you base your decision strictly on equipment and material costs, twine easily wins.

 Because the net wrap material and equipment do add to the costs of baling, but research results justify the added costs in many situations.

1. Bale Net Wrap save a lot of packing time

Bale Netwrap requires just two to four rotations per bale versus 20 for twine. 

In fact, a study conducted by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) shows bale production increased an average of 32 percent per bale when netwrap was applied instead of twine. That’s a lot of time you’re adding to your day.

2. Reduce the loss of crops greatly

In the ASABE study, storage and handling losses were reduced by as much as 65 percent when netwrap was applied instead of twine.

Why? Because net wrapped bales maintain their shape with a secure, full-width netted casing; one that’s typically tighter, more uniform and more stable in all types of storage conditions. If you factor in the added strength of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) netwrap, such as JCPLAS Net, it increases the protective characteristics of net even more, because it minimizes stretching.

No matter how you handle, transport and store your bales, minimizing material loss is the name of the game.

3. Easy to store

If you are using twine and storing your bales outside, make sure you store them properly on drained surfaces (like pallets) to reduce water damage. Storing hay inside is recommended, but not always possible. However, bales wrapped with netwrap almost always fare better, regardless of how well you handle them or maintain them in storage.

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing the bale packaging process that best fits your operation. The key is understanding your risks and real costs in labor and time, plus the commitment you’re willing to make to minimize potential hay losses.

For more information about JCPLAS Bale Net Wrap, contact us right now.