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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.

Cottonseed Supply Up 10% Compared to 2011

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Favorable Weather Conditions across Cotton Belt Foster High Quality Feed Total U.S. cottonseed production in 2012 is forecast to reach 5.913 million tons, up from 5.37 million tons in 2011, a 10.1 percent increase, according to the November Crop Production Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. In Texas, home to [...]

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 [...]

Tom Wedegaertner discusses cottonseed’s value with DairyLine Radio’s Bill Baker

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Most feed commodities have increased dramatically in price, while the price of cottonseed has remained a good value. Right now there is a short term buying opportunity, but it’s not expected to last long. Get the details here.

Whole Cottonseed Supply to Remain Flat in 2012, Tighten in 2013

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Competing crops threaten to cannibalize even more cotton acres in 2013 With the whole cottonseed dry spell expected to intensify in 2013, experts are urging dairy producers to consider locking in up to a year’s worth of the feedstuff. Cotton farmers planted 14 percent fewer cotton acres in 2012, explains Tom Wedegaertner, director of agricultural [...]

Tom Wedegaertner and Lee Mielke of DairyLine Radio chat about the Cottonseed Marketplace

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Tom Wedegaertner talks about the new method for ordering cottonseed through the Cottonseed Marketplace. Dairy producers can click on the “I am a Buyer” button on the homepage to instantly connect with sellers of whole cottonseed and request a quote. Participating merchants receive the inquiry and can reply directly and confidentially with a quote!

Severe Drought Accounts for 30 Percent of Crop Abandonment

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates project the 2011 cotton crop at 16.55 million bales, an increase of about 554,000 bales of cotton over last month’s figures, but still down 1.6 million bales from last season’s output. In Texas alone, which represents half of total U.S. cotton production, 87 percent [...]

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 [...]

Dairy Herd Management to Farmers: Put the “You” in YouTube

Monday, January 17th, 2011

What’s the most powerful way to tell your story? Hint: it’s not through someone else. Dairy Herd Management offers five tips to help farmers spread the word on the great things they’re doing on the farm. Among the helpful hints is using do-it-yourself resources like YouTube and other social media channels. It’s hard to find [...]