Listen to the July 3, 2015 DairyLine interview with Tom Wedegaertner. Tom discusses the lowest cotton acreage in 30 years, according to recent USDA reports. As the new crop cotton is expected to come in late, he recommends dairy producers book cottonseed for their rations now.
Current prices offer favorable buy for those seeking cottonseed’s triple punch of fiber, protein and energy CARY, N.C. (June 22, 2015) – With reduced cotton acreage and a challenging 2015 planting season, attractive cottonseed prices may not hold through the fall. “Due to the smaller crop, prices are definitely going up and will be relatively […]
Listen to the December 26, 2014 DairyLine radio interview here. It’s the biggest new crop cottonseed supply in years, meaning favorable prices for dairy producers. Listen to Cotton Incorporated’s Tom Wedegaertner for an outlook on cottonseed and the benefits of feeding whole cottonseed to high producing dairy cows. See Cottonseed Marketplace to connect with buyers and sellers.
Experts encourage dairy producers to lock in cottonseed needs for high-group rations CARY, N.C. (December 16, 2014) – A significant increase in new crop cottonseed supplies, coupled with favorable prices, is good news for dairy producers who count on the feedstuff to add a punch of protein, fat and digestible fiber to the ration, experts […]
Listen to the October 3, 2014 DairyLine radio interview here. The 2014 cotton crop harvest is coming in late, says Cotton Incorporated’s Tom Wedegaertner. While price will be determined by harvest and weather, in the last few months cottonseed prices have drifted lower. Cottonseed provides fat, fiber and protein in dairy diets. See Cottonseed Marketplace […]
Listen: Lee Mielke and Tom Wedegaertner talk cotton planting and cottonseed supply on DairyLine Radio
Listen to May 30, 2014 DairyLine interview here. With 62 percent of the 2014 cotton crop planted, Cotton Incorporated’s Tom Wedegaertner discusses what this year’s crop may hold for dairy producers. While an increased cottonseed supply is expected, experts are predicting strong demand and prices as well. Go to the Cottonseed Marketplace to request a cottonseed […]
For the first time in years, cotton acres are up, but new crop cottonseed prices could remain strong. Experts weigh in on market and weather factors dairy producers should consider.
Listen: 2013 Cottonseed Quality Excellent, but Supplies Tight With the 2013 cotton crop one million tons smaller than last year, Cotton Incorporated’s Tom Wedegaertner says dairy producers should expect tighter supplies of whole cottonseed and robust prices. Go to the Cottonseed Marketplace to request a cottonseed quote from participating merchants.
Feeding whole cottonseed proves a “successful tool” in keeping butterfat percentages from sliding below 3.0 in the warmer months, according to a Dairy Herd Network case study published Nov. 14, 2013.
Whole cottonseed is the best concentrate to extend forages
As expected, the 2013 cottonseed crop is one of the smallest in years, according to Larry Johnson, of Cottonseed LLC, La Crosse, Wis. Growers harvested 7.78 million acres of cotton in 2013 – the lowest total since 2009. Last year’s crop yielded 5.67 million tons of cottonseed, whereas the 2013 crop is projected to yield 4.357 million tons – a 25 percent decline.