|RayP(MI) said: (quoted from post at 19:32:06 07/09/13) Poly gets in the fleece, is extremely difficult to remove, mechanical carders won't remove it. Then there's the problem of animals getting caught up in it, wrapped around legs, etc. Not to mention getting it in the machinery - manure spreaders, mowers, choppers, etc. Had a farmer rent the farm years back. Took me a long time to rid the farm of all the carelessly discarded poly. At least sisal is biodegradable.|
Ray, no offense intended, but I raise sheep too and what you're saying makes no sense to me. You aren't just throwing a square out and leaving the twine on it are you? I guess I just don't understand where all the poly issues are coming from. We take the twine off the bale and it all gets brought back to the barn for later use or burning. I've heard other folks talk about problems like this with poly. I know if I don't keep on my "help" (the kids) they will leave it lay, but otherwise it's a non-issue.
Poly twine turned my NH 68 into a never miss knotter. This post was edited by Bret4207 at 06:19:05 07/10/13.