An estimated 1.69 million acre loss of cotton hampers cottonseed supplies available to dairies CARY, N.C. (November 23, 2015) – Wet weather in the nation’s leading cotton-producing state, Texas, is expected to trim cotton production. The nation’s crop took an additional hit when torrential rains hit the Carolinas just prior to harvest, decimating a significant […]
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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.
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 […]
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.
Listen: Cooler weather may put the squeeze on cottonseed supplies this fall DairyLine Radio’s Lee Mielke interviews Cotton Incorporated’s Tom Wedegaertner about this year’s scarce cotton crop. Cool weather is predicted to force 40 percent cotton abandonment in the South Plains, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Wedegaertner says that reduced acreages and delayed […]
Reduced and delayed cotton planting, coupled with forage shortages, increase demand for the feedstuff CARY, N.C. (May 20, 2013) – New crop cottonseed supplies available to dairies are expected to remain tight as U.S. farmers swap cotton acres for corn and soybeans across many parts of the Cotton Belt. U.S. cotton production will likely drop […]