If stored properly, your hay can be kept for long periods of time without nutrient loss. Whether round or square, large or small bales, using the best twine or wrap is important to preserve hay quality and bale integrity.
When baling, you don’t usually have the luxury of time. There are dozens of other jobs to do at harvest, and the possibility of bad weather is never far away. Hay that has been weathered by moisture, soil contact and microbial activity quickly loses feeding value for use in livestock operations. Let’s explore Case IH’s choices for your specific needs.
Plastic mesh wrap (or net wrap) is a solution for round bale storage that can provide protection against quality loss when stored outdoors. Regardless of your equipment, the Case IH Partstore or your Case IH dealer offers several options to suit your hay handling, storage and marketing preferences:
- BaleKeeper™ is our standard performance netwrap. It offers good value and reliable UV protection, ensuring your stored bales hold together.
- For tough crops, bulky straw, and difficult stubble, we have Case IH Legacy netwrap. It’s up to 10% stronger than standard performance netwrap products.
- Case IH Armour Net™ netwrap is the ultimate trouble-free wrapping solution. Armour Net is stronger and lighter, thanks to our innovative Bale+ technology. You can bale with confidence, knowing it provides superior strength while using less plastic on your crop. For less hassle and complete bale coverage, Armour Net maintains its full width with our Edge-to-Edge® technology. This means it completely binds bales from end to end, helping to keep the bale densely wrapped. The tighter wrap will help the bale to shed water quickly and keep it weather-resistant, providing superior coverage and protection. Armour Net resists punctures and tears for safe and reliable transport, and when you’re ready to use your hay, the net wrap springs off the bale for easy removal and hassle-free feeding. Armour Net is available for 4-foot balers in full-coverage 48-inch width or the over-the-edge wrap with the 51-inch net, and 5-foot balers in full-coverage 64-inch width or over-the-edge wrap with the 67-inch net.
- If twine is preferred on your operation, Case IH delivers on that too. Case IH branded twineis a premium twine made in the USA and continues to be the hay and forage industry’s standard for quality. Uniform diameter, consistent strength and exact ball length guarantees you will have tight bales without the worry of failure. Case IH twine is designed to work flawlessly in any properly adjusted baler without modification. Twine is available in a wide variety of knot strengths and lengths for various baler configurations and crops. BaleKeeper™ baler twine from Case IH is available in a variety of colors to help identify and organize your hay, and although it will not rot, it is nontoxic if consumed by animals.
When your crop and weather conditions are just right, you’ll need the right net wrap or twine to help you to bale as much as you can, as fast as you can. Then you can produce the highest-quality product as possible and keep it that way. Count on Case IH for the equipment and tools you need to be ready when it’s time to hay.
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