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The (HaySaver) net has made a huge difference. I would say that wastage has gone down by 90%, and I got 10 days out of a 4' oaten roll whereas before I would be lucky if a 4' oaten lasted 5 days.
They now have a 5' meadow roll, so I am hoping that I will get 2 weeks out of this one
The black horse is Rhett, and the grey is Key
Here Rhett and Key are enjoying feed from a HaySaver Bag
Rebecca N, Western Australia
This product has saved me so much time and money ... as a single lady with lots of horses I was really struggling before I discovered feedfreedom and their wonderful Big Bale HaySaver...
what a great product, 2 years now and still going strong, even in the wicked Aussie heat!
Dianne H, Western Australia
I just wanted to tell you how much I STILL LOVE our HaySaver. So many benefits of this products, but here are some of favorite benefits:
**Easy to store – I use it between December and March. When spring comes, I hose it down, dry it out and store away in my barn.
**On sunny warmer days (and after the bales have been munched on for several days lightening the bale) I can easily move the bale out of the barnyard so my guys aren’t pigging out all day on hay
**Durable – this is our second year and the bale buddy is still holding up to winter weather.
** Compact and tight so it easily fits under my barn overhang
Thanks again for this wonderful product – still don’t know why any would bother with a heavy clunky round bale feeder!!
Cheryl Kelly - Feeding two handsome geldings
I just got my Big Bale HaySaver and already I can see it was worth it. Very little waste at all !!! Once on the bale I put the bale on a heavy duty pallet in my barnyard to keep it from sitting in water/urine, etc. I LOVE IT and will be recommending it to all my horsey friends.
Thank you, Heather & 4-legged friends (Buster, Amigo, and Mouse)
I thought I'd share with you the link to my blog where I'm in the middle of reviewing your product. I LOVE IT! I'm on day 6 of feeding a 700lb round bale and there's hardly any waste, the bale has enough shape that I was able to relocate it not to mention, there's edible hay left after 6 days and 5 horses! Last year I would end up having to put out another bale by day 7 and I was only feeding 3 horses at the time. This product will pay for itself in 5-6 feedings.
You guys Rock! Thank you.
We love our Big Bale HaySaver. I was very skeptical at first, but it really
is wonderful. It is safe (even when our pony climbs in when the hay
is almost gone), and the hay savings is huge.
You really have a great product!
We received the Big Bale HaySaver last week and our horse
(named Buddy) loves it. We do too! A great product.
I just wanted to drop a little note to say that the Big Bale HaySaver has been one of my best investments. I purchased one a month or two ago and its wonderful so now I'm investing in another for a second pasture I have. I just wanted to say Thank You and I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas!
My husband and I have just used the Big Bale HaySaver for the first time and LOVE IT!!! We have 4 horses (2 new this year) and were worried about all of the wasted hay...not to mention the goats getting into the round bale feeded and using it for their personal "facilities".
Last winter we had a "sick" horse because of this.
Last year, we fed 1 bale every 10 days (two horses). We expected to have to feed twice as often as last year, having twice as many mouths to feed (1 bale every 5 days). To our surprise, our first round bale lasted 7 DAYS! We are both so very happy to have stretched the feeding by 2 days. This product is such a wonderful idea for such a great price.
Thank you Big Bale HaySaver for saving my family money and worry!
The Bahnmiller Family
I purchased a Big Bale HaySaver in the early summer for my two mares. They just love it. We recommended it to our neighbour and they just love it too!
i really like how safe it is for horses. Thank you so much for designing a safe and amazing product.
We purchased our Big Bale HaySaver several months ago. we are feeding 8 American Paint Horses of various ages and all genders. When we first tried to get it on a bale it was a little hard and we had to trim off some of the bale. On our second bale. the HaySaver had loosened up and we had no problems getting it on without trimming any. Our horses have had no problem getting adjusted to it and we have had only a handful of hay on the ground. I have suggested it to other horse owners and hopefully they will purchase theirs very soon. What a cost saver. HaySaver is worth every penny and had already paid for itself in hay savings.
" We are seeing a hay savings of 25% since we started using Big Bale HaySaver. It is effective , durable, inexpensive and easy to use, also completely safe for our horses, everybody should have one!"
Joanne and Marty White, J&M farms, L'amble Ontario
I am very pleased with my big bale haysavers so far. The first 2 were used in 1) a paddock where our 2 broodmares and their 5 month old foals are with a run in. The mares and foals adjusted to it very well and I am on my third round bale with them. It collapses just as you said it would and then I just dump the last bit onto the ground for them to clean up. No tears or any thing like that. The second one went into a daily turnout paddock where our horses in training are turned out 1 - 2 or 4 at a time. We also put a round bale in each of the other daily turnout paddocks and removed the strings as we always have done in the past. We rotated the horses into the haysaver paddock in varying numbers. These are all active thoroughbred 3 day event horses with shoes and corks on all around. They all love the haysaver and have not attempted to destroy it as yet. The haysaver in the paddock still has a nice shape to the bale with it about half eaten, the other round bales in the other paddocks, on the other hand are strewn about and peed and pooped on. This test result is what lead us to invest in 4 more bale haysavers for all of our paddocks. We think you have a great product and are recommending it to people. It is a much safer alternative than putting the bales out with the strings on or in metal feeder as both can cause leg injuries.
Dr. Usha Knabe, Equine Veterinarian
" Our horses are no longer using their expensive hay for bedding, thank you Big Bale HaySaver! Your product has paid for itself many times over and I no longer have to worry about our animals eating dirty hay."
Ron and Chris Durning, Windy Hill Pintos
I would recommend the Big Bale HaySaver for several reasons. One is that is doesn’t do any damage to a horses’ mane, like other bale feeders do. The other is that they are very safe – no leg injuries or cuts and gouges like you can get with the metal feeders. Nice and light to handle too – no heavy slugging to tip a feeder over. The horses seemed to enjoy the fact that they could get much closer to the hay, and all in all, I think they worked very well.
Penny Nicols, Highland Wilderness Tours
We feed Hay to our horses year round and are going into the second year of using our Big Bale HaySaver. Not only has it saved us money because we had to buy less hay, it has also saved us time because we do not have to clean up all that wasted hay. Thank you for a great product.
I purchased the Big Bale Haysaver hay bags in January and I couldn’t be happier with them. They have definitely saved me a lot of money because the horses are just not wasting the hay the way they did before. I think I have saved at least 20% on hay costs since I started using the HaySavers.
We are also saving time with clean up as there are no strings to have to pick up after they have eaten their round bales.
I am happy with the safety aspect of the bags as well. I have always been hesitant about getting steel feeders as I was concerned about one of the horses getting hurt. There are no worries whatsoever with the Big Bale Haysavers. As an added (and unexpected) bonus, my horses are now fearless of tarps as they think now it might possibly hold food for them.
This is seriously one of the best farm investments I have made and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Pat Gras Rockridge Arabians www.arabiansatrockridge.com
We are using our Big Bale HaySaver for our stallion. He is very social and housed beside a small group of mares, foals a gelding and another stallion. Having his own round bale of hay ensures that he can 'graze' all day and not get into mischief. He has been extremely clean with the HaySaver cleaning up any hay that drops out and lays around it. We have been experiencing some strong winds over the last few days and are amazed at how well the hay has been contained and kept clean for him to eat. We did have a slight struggle getting it on the bale as our hay supplier produces 6 to 8 hundred pound bales and it took two of us to cram the bale into the bag making a nice snug package.
We feel that this is an amazing product. We have fought the urge to use steel round bale feeders in the past but were forced to purchase two at the end of the summer as hay was becoming wet so fast and then a large amount of the bale was becoming contaminated. Our fear has always been injury from a horse becoming trapped in the feeder should an dispute occur between animals. This product presents an alternative.
Eian Gill and Heather Wood-Gill
"What a great invention! It really has cut down on the amount of waste I get when feeding round bales to my horses; especially when the weather is so wet. I can't imagine feeding round bales without it:-)
I absolutely love the HaySavers. They have allowed me to feed almost all of my horses round bales outside, as before they would trash the bales and I would have so much waste. The amount I am saving is huge.
Sandy Mcloughlin, Tarwin Farm
I think the big bale haysaver is great. We have had it on less then a week and can't believe how much hay it has saved us already .
We are VERY pleased with our bale buddy, with the shortage of hay this year it has been wonderful to put hay out and not see it wasted. Thanks again for a great and affordable product!!!!
I recently ordered a big bale buddy after my horses were wasting over half a round bale in 8 short days! Now there is little waste and the hay stays clean right down to the last bit. Already I am saving money on hay with the HaySaver. I love this product! Not only is it a hay saver, but I feel it is safer than metal round bale feeders and there is virtually no maintenance. Thanks for a great product.
WE'RE ON TO THE 2ND BALE IN OUR NEW HAYSAVER. I JUST LOVE IT!!! THE HORSES AND MULES ADAPTED TO IT RIGHT AWAY. WE'LL DEFINITELY BE SAVING MONEY ON HAY DUE TO LOSS OUT SIDE OF THE FEEDER. THERE IS VERY LITTLE HAY ON THE GROUND AROUND THE HAYSAVER.
YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL PRODUCT, THANKS.
I bought my bale buddy this year at Road To The Horse. I got it home and went to the local farmer I purchase my Hay from. I have always used square bales so I was excited to try round bales. I brought out my Haysaver and the old farmer started to laugh and told me I wasted my money
I let him talk me out of using it. On my way home I left a lot of my hay on the road and days later a Huge mess because of all the wasted hay in my field. Next trip I would not let him talk me out of using it. I got home with 99.9% of my hay and my mare fell in love with it.
Next trip the old farmer told me again i wasted my money and my horses would have it torn up in no time.
Week after week I continued to use the haysaver. On one of my last trips another person was there and they saw me putting the haysaver over my bale and the old farmer started telling them about his doubt at first but, it had turned out to prove him wrong . All I could do was smile, at that moment I knew I had made a GREAT purchase. Thank you for a great product.
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