How Stable Bags work.
Livestock Grazing – we manufactures and sells slow feed hay net bags for livestock feeding. They are great for horses, goats, sheep, llamas etc. These simple and unique netting bags are made of high quality 1.5 “nylon mesh netting.
Feed your livestock and herd the healthier in the following ways:
It makes hay grazing livestock eat slower and makes them invest time and healthy energy into eating with will assist the livestock with quality of life issues such as digestion, boredom and behaviour problems for the individual animal or herd.
With a slow feed hay net bag it will help eliminate dust and airborne particles. Livestock will be able to graze on hay that is off the ground or can be wet to wash away any dust and dirt. This can help manage respiratory issues that animals can have from living and eating in dusty environments.
Using Stable Bags gives you the ability to consistently feed your livestock in a easy, safe and familiar method at home, at the show or on the road. We have found that our animals love the bags and enjoy the slow grazing. We have small trailer sized bags for a few flakes of hay or for transport or we have net bags that will fit an entire bale of hay or multiple bales to prevent waste or animals wasting too fast. If you feed with large round bales, check out our large round bag nets that will control your livestock feeding.
Stable Bags – Your choice for livestock slow grazing net bags. Stable Bags are made from the highest quality knotless nylon nets. All Stable Bags are handmade in Canada.
Stable Bags allow your livestock to have access to hay all the time and is able to eat in a natural grazing posture. Live stock will no longer eat as fast as they can in fear that they may not eat again for some time. The animals will develop a trust and respect for the ones feeding them and can slow graze at their pace and be much happier and healthier.
How Are Stable Bags More Efficient?
Stable Bags help to ensure that your livestock will eat a much larger percentage of the hay instead of putting the hay out and spreading it out as bedding or waste. This means much less wasted hay lying on the ground and more efficient utilization of your hay resources and money. This will save you money! Hay is a valuable commodity and can be in short demand due to weather and supply and demand. Maximize your resources today with Stable Bags.
Stable Bags provides a slow feed hay net bag solution to suit all your livestock needs! Our Stable Bags are great for horses, goats. Sheep, llamas, donkeys and any small to large hay grazing animals.
What is Slow Feeding?
The small holes in the mesh netting of a Stable Bags will ensure your livestock will be spending more time doing their favourite activity – eating!
Stable Bags hay net bags make hay last a lot longer and saves on hay waste by reducing the amount that drops out onto the ground.
Slow feeding is beneficial for equine prone to laminitis, founder, insulin resistance, choke or ulcers.
Stable Bags have a wide range of sizes from small 1 flake of hay bags, to 3 flake trailer bags, to an entire small square of bale of hay. Our large bags have the ability to have multiple small square bales stacked in the bags to also fitting a large square or round bale.
Our Stable Bags mesh is completely knotless in design and interwoven for strength and durability, while still retaining softness and flexibility. Stable Bags are finished beautifully to a premium standard of handmade workmanship but available at an extremely affordable price.
- Slow feeding is beneficial for equine prone to laminitis, founder, insulin resistance, choke or ulcers.
- The smaller holes reduce wastage especially when soaking hay or feeding compressed hay.
- Great for feeding in wet or windy weather as there is less wastage of your expensive hay.
- The smaller holes mean it is harder for your horse to get caught up so they are safer to use and perfect for using in the horse float.
- Why buy expensive hay feeders when Stable Bags hay nets are economical, versatile and durable.
- Increases feeding time
- Reduces waste
- No metal parts to rust
- Easy to Use:
- Shaped to fit biscuits for easy loading
- Rope drawstrings are easier to find and easier to untie
- Generous size allows large amounts of hay to be fed
- Great for soaking hay
- Use when floating
- Useful for windy or muddy weather
- Perfect for ponies, donkeys & alpacas
Stable Bags will ensure your animals will be spending more time doing his favourite thing – eating!
Stable Bags Q & A
What is slow feeding?
Slow feeding is when you use a mechanical method to slow down the rate at which your horse consumes its food. This means your horse will be eating for more hours in the day.
Why slow feed your horse?
Animals such as horses are designed to eat ‘little and often’. Sadly today’s feeding practices and owners busy schedules mean most horses are fed twice a day and consume their feed in a very short space of time. Stable Bags will allow you to put some controls on how your horses graze and eliminate some work for you.
Slow feeding allows horses to eat over a longer portion of the day, closer to the way nature intended. Is slow feeding just for overweight horses? No, all horses benefit from slow feeding. Horses that are at pasture are slow feeding themselves. Any horse that spends a large portion of its time yarded or stabled or those on restricted rations will benefit from slow feeding. Slow feeding not only reduces boredom but is beneficial for the horse’s digestive system giving you a healthier happier horse.
Horses prone to choke will benefit from slow feeding because each mouthful will be smaller and reduces the chance of a choke episode. How long will it take my horse to get used to the small holes?
Some will adjust straight away and others will take a little longer. For the first couple of uses try pulling some hay through the holes so your horse gets the idea a little quicker. You can also offer a small portion of the feed in your usual way and the rest in the small holed hay net until you are happy that your horse has worked it out.
Using Stable Bags.
How do you fill a Stable Bag?
Lay the hay net flat on the ground with the opening to the side, grasp the net and a piece of drawstring in the middle of the opening edge and lift the net open. Slide each flake of hay in individually. Pull the drawstring tight to close. If you are using a small bale, stand the bale up and slide the bag over the bale much like you would put a pillow case on a pillow.
How do you tie a Stable Bag?
Always hang the net as high as possible (consider the height the net will hang when empty) Hay nets should be secured top and bottom.
Method: Lift the hay net into position, then wrap a loop of the drawstring around the rail you are tying the hay net to. Then bring the drawstring down as far as you can on the side the horse will be eating from and loop the drawstring through the lowest point of the net you can reach, then pull the drawstring firmly back to the rail so there is no loop of drawstring then tie the drawstring to the lowest point of the net you can reach on the opposite side (the side the horse is not on).
30 Day Manufacturer’s Warranty
Stable bags come with a 30 Day Manufacturer’s Warranty on the hand sewn seams and rope only. Returns/Exchanges within 7 days for new, unused nets only. Customer pays all shipping fees for returns. For hygienic reasons, nets are non-returnable once used. Stable Bags are not indestructible and we cannot control wild animals, abuse, the animal eating and chewing on the net, mother nature or improper hay installation. Warranty does not cover damage caused by use, including chew holes or tears in the mesh.
The mesh is not indestructible and can be damaged by wild animals, torn or chewed, horses are livestock and may chew thru the mesh if not transitioned properly or for various other reasons. We do not warranty the mesh/netting, only the craftsmanship of the seams and the rope. Our hay net bags are handmade in Canada by a professional net builder with over 25 years experience.
There is an inherent risk in the purchase and use of any hay net bag and who the hay is installed, positioned and maintained. We would like to remind you that this Slow Feed Netting bag sometimes will get caught in the horse’s’ shoes and or halter as well as blankets. We do not recommend the use of hay net bags with horses that wear shoes. Halters and blankets may also get caught if hay bags are not looked after and maintained. Always check your horses to make sure that they are feeding properly.