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Why baler twine is an essential agricultural product

Baler Twine for Sustainable Farming

Baler twine is one of those humble, less-appreciated tools that has, over time, become  invaluable for many farmers,  helping with  a variety of agricultural tasks. A sustainable agriculture solution, baler twine can be used (and re-used) for everything from minor repairs to temporary fencing through to securing farmyard gates. This makes this agricultural product an indispensable part of any farmer’s toolbox.

Doing what baler twine does best: binding bales

Of course, the primary purpose of baler twine is the trussing of cut forage or straw into transportable, easily stored small square or round bales,  or large square bales.

This allows for efficient handling, distribution, and storage of baled forage or straw.
This strong yet flexible twine is an economical alternative to netwrap and comes in various thicknesses and strengths. Baler twine options range from high-density baler twine for tough crops and extreme baling conditions, to versatile conventional or fine twine for small square and round bales.

An agricultural product for farm emergencies

In addition to baling, versatile baler twine helps out in many farm emergencies as temporary fixes. It can be stretched between posts to steady a fence. Or it can help with the farm horses by being tied into equine equipment such as makeshift halters or lead reins. Baler twine is also often used for tying up recycling material, as trellising and horticultural support twines or to secure loads for transport. Even animal control intermittently benefits from some creative baler twine assistance. While less durable than traditional barriers, baler twine can temporarily corral wandering animals.

When instant durability and strength are required in a farm crisis, this jack-of-all-trades reliably steps up.
Sustainable farming for the future

As farmers are increasingly concerned about ecology and sustainable farming, plastic-based baler twine is being augmented with more eco-friendly options made from recycled and renewable materials. In line with environmental consciousness and farming best practices, manufacturers are improving baler twine to balance ecological and recycling considerations with durability.

Tama’s TamaCycle Twine is made  from reprocessed materials to minimise virgin plastic usage. Matching the quality and strength hay and straw producers expect from typical heavy baling twine, TamaCycle performs similarly to traditional polypropylene twine but uses a minimum of 30% reclaimed material; sourced directly from used agricultural twine. It is currently the only twine, made from twine, on the market.

Recycling baler twine: the future of sustainable agricultural solutions

TamaCycle’s manufacturing process shows the important role played by recycled materials in these innovative twines. The strands of TamaCycle baler twine incorporate post-consumer salvaged plastic; in this case old, used baler twine. This salvaged, used twine is then cut, washed  and dried, ground, melted and re-extruded into new twine.

This innovative approach of reusing existing agricultural plastics rather than letting them end up in landfills directly supports core sustainable farming priorities. As sustainable agriculture becomes vital, the demand for ‘greener’ baler twine and agricultural product alternatives using recycled and renewable resources will grow. And who doesn’t want a greener farm?

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