ISSUE DATE: 02/27/2012
By Jennifer M. Latzke
Once upon a time, cottonseed was more of a production afterthought for cotton growers and ginners. Sure it could be sold for livestock feed or oil production, but the markets there were somewhat limited in demand. The most thought many cotton growers gave it was checking to see what their gin was paying for cottonseed and how likely it was to offset some or all the costs of ginning their crop.
But then the demand for cottonseed started to grow. Increasing dairy production close to the Texas cotton patch began driving up demand for cottonseed as cattle feed. Markets started to expand for cottonseed oil. And in the last five to six years cottonseed values in the Lubbock, Texas, area grew.
"With more use and demand for cottonseed, the value has risen and so it's become worth more," explained Shawn Wade, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., director of Policy Analysis and Research. "So, producers now, instead of wondering if they can sell their cottonseed to cover the cost of ginning, now wonder how much revenue they will get over and above the cost of ginning. It's an income strain to concentrate on."
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