A net replacement film by Unipak is a manufactured farm implement used for wrapping bulky bales in heavy plastic for them to become dry silage. It can handle more than 100 tons and is widely used by the dairy industry for lifting bales and unloading them into trucks or storage bins. Bales are generally manufactured in U.S. states such as Texas, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Washington, Wisconsin and California. The actual procedure used for manufacturing a bale is done according to the size of the bale and the weight required to make it manageable.
The bale wrap is then manufactured in a large factory using a large drum roller system. After this, the plastic is slowly melted in a kiln. Once it melts, the rolled plastic sheets are placed on the drum. This is how the bales are rolled out in a factory.
After this, the bale wrap is formed into numerous shapes and sizes according to the requirements of the dairy farmer. The bale wrap is commonly manufactured with tear resistance properties suitable for different climates and weather conditions. It can also be customized according to the requirements of the dairy industry. The film is commonly applied on the exterior of the bales to protect them from the effects of the elements, thus reducing moisture penetration.
Tillage farmers also use bale wrap to protect their equipment and other implements against the effects of adverse weather conditions. Tillage crops, especially those heavily grown like alfalfa and grain sorghum, are commonly exposed to severe weather conditions. These crops are normally stored in open fields during the summer months. During this time, they are not easily subjected to harsh environmental conditions like heavy rains, drought and dew, favourable for crops with strong protective layers. Using net replacement film by Unipak to cover crops provides them with the protection that these layers are otherwise lacking.
In addition to protecting agricultural produce, bale wrap edible grass is also used by ranchers to protect their cattle from harmful elements that may harm them. Ranchers have a variety of cattle breeds that are more vulnerable to drought. Some of them include American Brahman, Texel, White, Holi, Crossbreed and Blue. Using bale wrap as a cattle protection measure helps them protect their cattle from heat and dehydration caused by the heat of summer. Cattle that are kept in the open air are more susceptible to heatstroke and dehydration.
When purchasing net replacement film by Unipak, there are several factors to consider, such as the material to be used. There are several types of material available: fibreglass, corrugated plastic (recycled), straw, wood chips and straw bales. The hay bales are preferred by many for their durability because of their ability to be stacked and utilized in other applications. Although plastic and straw are easy to use, corrugated plastic is the most durable of all the materials. However, most farmers prefer fibreglass as it is easy to use but do not retain moisture, so it does not mould or spoil the beef.