This page shares with you a little about us and how we became Australia’s first producer of slow feed hay nets.
It has been more than a decade since we learned of the numerous benefits of using slow feed hay nets. There were three main reasons why we began making slow feed hay nets;
1. Hay waste frustrated us. We had very little pasture back then, so our horses were fed hay 24/7, which was very expensive! Every piece of hay saved from being peed on or blown away = $ saved!
2. Due to a tendon injury, one of our young horses (Ace) was on stable rest for several weeks, causing him to go stir crazy. Once he was grazing from one of our original slow feed hay nets, his behavior significantly improved.
3. In those days, there were no Australian producers of slow feed hay nets. Having been encouraged by a mentor, we shared this great product with other horse owners who we thought might be experiencing the same problems as us! In response to the positive feedback, we began producing our slow feed hay nets!
Over the past decade, our nets have evolved, influenced by feedback from customers and stockists, as well as our own daily use.
Just Grazin® custom nets are used in every Australian State & Territory, also overseas in Japan, Canada, USA, Spain, Norway, France, New Zealand and South Africa to name just a few!
Designed by our small family-owned and operated business in Queensland, our Original hay nets are handcrafted. Initially, our hay nets were sold only through feed stores and a few online stores. Our online store was launched in January 2017 as a result of customer requests and in order to offer convenience to our customers.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, we are more than happy to help :)
Its common to see horses choosing to graze from one of our hay nets vs loose hay on the ground! We’ve come to the conclusion the reason being, is that pulling the hay from the net simulates grazing and makes the horses happier >>>>>
Meet the Team……
Tracy enjoys her job of producing slow feed hay nets because it allows her to help people and horses. Tracy understands the importance of reducing waste and slowing consumption since she feeds hay every day. In addition to being good for the hip pocket, it is also good for the horses. Horses benefit from slow consumption and more access to hay throughout the day.
As the owner of Just Grazin®, Tracy makes all of the original style hay nets by hand, with support from her husband and parents.
Our Original Inspiration
A decade of using Just Grazin Custom Nets
Ace, the reason we first made a hay net. He’s now been using Just Grazin Custom Nets every day of his life for the last decade!
Our beloved Cherrie
Cherrie was with us for 17yrs. She was reluctant to slow down her hay grazin after so many years free range with her hay bales. However she became a huge fan of Just Grazin Custom Nets. She enjoyed grazin from them for nearly a decade! Cherrie would often choose to graze from her net, rather than free choice hay! *Sadly we lost our beloved Cherrie unexpectedly 22/02/2017 RIP.
Our local larrikin
Diesel, hes been playful and a bit mischievous since he was born. He’s never really grown up, even now at 11yrs old! He gets into everything, nothing is safe, saddles hanging on rails, feed bins or bags, he even ran off with my thong one day and my niece’s boots too! He likes to play around with his hay nets sometimes, just to test them out for us ;)
Our little fat pony
A typical pony, Jessie loves her food. The perfect candidate to give our nets a work out! Since relocating to the coast a few years ago, we’ve struggled with her weight & laminitis! Thankfully during the times we need to keep her off the grass, we have Just Grazin Custom Nets. They slow her consumption, making her hay last longer while shes locked up and are perfect for soaking her hay!