BALETITE® - Advantages and Benefits
The launch of combi-balewrappers capable of applying film instead of net has paved the way for Film&Film Wrapping (F&F) – an innovative, dual film wrapping system. On this page we outline the advantages and benefits of Baletite, as part of the F&F Wrapping System including the storage, handling and application of Baletite as seen in the presentation below:
DID YOU KNOW?
- 66% of a round bale’s surface area is around the circumference……traditionally the least protected area. Now, Film&Film Wrapping offers unprecedented protection to this significant, and largest, bale area.
- Trials undertaken by ILVO in Belgium found that F&F bales were on average 2cm smaller in circumference than netwrap bales in addition to being 10% denser.
- A recent commercial farm trial found that an average of 7.35kg DM was gained for each Film&Film bale. The resultant 86.73MJ ME averagely gained for each F&F bale could provide an additional 15 litres of milk production. Watch the trial video on the BALETITE® You Tube channel.
- Netwrap continues to elongate after baling but the stiffer configuration of BALETITE® maintains the pressure that has been applied within the baling chamber. This greater crop compaction facilitates more efficient storage and better handling.
- BALETITE® only needs to be tensioned onto the bale at a recommended 10% stretch. You can check the stretch % by using the measuring method demonstrated in the short animation above.
- Film&Film Wrapping makes feed out easier. If using a bale handler and mixing wagon it is possible to feed out the F&F bale contents with minimum human intervention. BALETITE® peels cleanly from the bale. No fodder can become enmeshed in it as with netwrap – especially important on frosty, winter mornings.
- BALETITE® is 100% polythene so it can be recycled with balewrap. There is no need to separate it for recycling separately. A further benefit is that BALETITE®’s unique sleeve packaging can also be recycled with used balewrap as it too is 100% polythene.