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Cottonseed Production Projected Up, with Strong Prices

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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.

Cottonseed Production Down, yet Prices Remain Steady

Tuesday, November 19th, 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.

New Crop Cottonseed Market Rallies in Face of Tight Supplies

Monday, May 20th, 2013

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 […]

Whole Cottonseed an ‘Excellent Buy’ this Fall; Diminished Supplies Expected in 2013

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Buy ahead to capitalize on the triple-nutrient supplier’s competitive value The Corn Belt’s widespread and severe drought sent corn and soybean prices soaring this growing season. With grain and oilseed prices rising disproportionately to milk and whole cottonseed prices, experts recommend dairy producers capitalize on the current competitive value of cottonseed to boost milk and […]

New Crop Cottonseed Could Provide Relief for Dairy Producers, but Old Crop Still a Good Buy, Expert Says

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Planting intentions survey points to 14 percent increase in cotton acreage this spring A bull market for cotton lint could drive 2011 cottonseed production and supplies available to dairies to levels not seen since 2007, says Tom Wedegaertner, director of cottonseed research and marketing, Cotton Incorporated. In the meantime, old crop cottonseed remains a “competitive […]

Cotton Incorporated Announces Winner of Cottonseed Video Contest and Truckload of Cottonseed, Following Public Vote

Friday, February 11th, 2011

After garnering wide-spread interest and votes from across the country, Jenifer O. of Brownsville, Wis., is declared winner of Cotton Incorporated’s “Innovative on-farm storage solutions for cottonseed” video contest. The Midwest dairy farmer takes home the winning title, and the grand prize: a free truckload of whole cottonseed worth approximately $5,000. The contest, which launched […]

Cotton Incorporated Asks Public to Determine Farmer with Most Cottonseed Storage Savvy

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

“Innovative on-farm storage solutions for cottonseed” video contest calls for popular vote to determine grand prize winner of truckload of cottonseed Two of the nation’s dairy producers are vying for the chance to win a free truckload of whole cottonseed – the grand prize of Cotton Incorporated’s video contest, “Innovative on-farm storage solutions for cottonseed.” […]

Cottonseed Supply Expected to Rebound in 2011

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Dwindling global cotton stockpiles could spur more cotton plantings and further boost seed supplies for dairies, but market factors could keep prices firm

The tightening global cotton supply, coupled with China’s ravenous appetite for lint, could be the much needed shot in the arm for U.S. cotton growers to expand acreages in 2011, and produce even more whole cottonseed available for dairies.

Video Contest Seeking Innovative Cottonseed Storage Ideas a Win-Win this Winter

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Cotton Incorporated will reward producers for storage savvy and feature top picks on educational website A free truckload of whole cottonseed is just one of the prizes dairy producers will have a chance to win by participating in Cotton Incorporated’s new video contest, dubbed “Innovative on-farm storage solutions for cottonseed.” Launching November 1, the contest […]

Cottonseed Supply Available For Dairy Cows Could Double

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Higher cotton acreages combined with ideal growing conditions across most of the Cotton Belt could double the supply of whole fuzzy cottonseed available to dairy producers in 2010-11, compared to 2009-10. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released August 12, the 2010 cotton harvest will total 18.5 […]