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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 [...]

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 [...]

Cotton Incorporated Launches Online “Cottonseed Marketplace”

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Just one year after the launch of www.WholeCottonseed.com, Cotton Incorporated has rolled out “Cottonseed Marketplace,” a new program connecting buyers and sellers of whole cottonseed.

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Video: Cottonseed Crop Update from World Dairy Expo 2010

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Tom Wedegaertner provides a status report on the 2010 cottonseed crop from World Dairy Expo. Listen to his comments in regards to supply/demand and the possibility of returning this feedstuff to the ration of the high-producing dairy cow. Cottonseed Crop Update from World Dairy Expo 2010 from Whole Cottonseed on Vimeo.

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 [...]