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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 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!

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.

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.

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 [...]