About Spread-a-Bale

Spread-a-Bale offers a unique operation for a comprehensive range of livestock farmers beef, dairy, sheep, pig and poultry.

Other bale processors literally chop and blow the straw into the livestock pen, using pneumatic forces. In contrast, Spread-a-Bale’s spreading rotors accelerate a mass of straw and throw it full width of the pen with minimal dust generation.

The result 

Saves straw: longer straw makes for a longer lasting bed

Our customers commonly report 

  • up to 50% straw saving over manual spreading with square bales, up to 35% for round bales
  • up to 25% reduced requirement over other mechanical spreading systems
  • up to 25% saving of longer straw over shorter straw

Saves time: forget manual labour; one 700kg rectangular bale can be spread in 45 seconds – faster than any other spreaders, shredders, choppers and bale processors 

Reduces dust and subsequent health risks for both farmers, operators and their livestock: minimal dust reduces the risk of pneumonic conditions and eye infections and in turn reduces antibiotic usage, together with injuries from foreign object missiles

Improves welfare: the entire system has a much reduced carbon footprint over any other mechanised system

Improves environment: minimises dust, significantly reduces carbon footprint 

Improves business efficiency: lowers the system’s overall costs and contributes to a competitive advantage

Spread-a-Bale customers are reporting reductions in straw usage of up to 50% together with time and labour savings of up to 75%.