The Harmful Effects of Baling Twine – The Need for Recycling

When it comes to preserving livestock feeds, nothing can beat hay and silage making. These are the best ways/methods of preserving livestock feeds. The process of preservation differs depending on which approach you’re taking. For example, if you’re making hay, the approach is different from a farmer who is making corn silage. But when making hay or silage using grass, there are some similarities and the most common is the use of baling twine. Twine is critical as it helps bind feeds together before wrapping. Whether you’re making hay the traditional way or the modern way, you cannot avoid using baling twine. But did you know that baling twine can cause environmental, and livestock health problems?
When shopping for balers twine, many people prefer the non-consumable twine as it is affordable. When doing so, the farmer will consider all the aspects of quality and suitability, for example, the length and colour. With quality twine, baling will not be an issue. But what happens when feeding? When feeding, you need to remove the twine carefully before feeding. If your livestock consumes twine, they will experience digestion problems which eventually leads to slow growth as well as low production. Who wants that?

Besides livestock health issues, there is also a significant concern – environmental pollution. Since many farmers are using balers twine, there is a lot of waste after feeding. For instance, if you have a thousand hay bales, then you will end up with tons of waste (used twine) after feeding. Now imagine all the farmers in your neighbourhood have to deal with all that waste. Most of these waste is either burned or buried in farms. These lead to environmental pollution, and that is why you should consider baling twine recycling. Through recycling, together farmers will solve the environmental effect and promote green living.

As seen above, used twine comes with many problems, and the best way to deal with these issues is through recycling. By recycling, you are not only saving Mother Nature, but you can as well earn some extra cash. Some companies buy recyclable products including balers twine, and so you can earn a few bucks. Also, through baling twine recycling, you will reduce the chances of your livestock consuming the twine, and it is to your benefit. If you find recycling process too much for you, you can always go for the biodegradable balers twine as it has no effects on the environment. However, this will cost you more, and it is not also safe for your livestock. In other words, recycling is key!