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 […]
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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.
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.
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 […]
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 SaysThursday, 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 VoteFriday, 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 […]
“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.” […]
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.
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 […]