Cotton seed are one of the parts of the cotton boll harvested in the picker and once the gin separates the seed from the lint there are a few options for what to do with it. I’ll walk through a few: livestock feed, cottonseed cooking oil, planting seed, land farming and personal products.
“Walkin’ in high cotton” is a phrase you can hear and is generally connected to prosperity and happiness. The phrase has been popularized in music but I’m not sure everyone knows some of the ways it can connect to farming cotton.
Okay. Gin Trash. The two words together… gin trash… the number of jokes that you can come up with based on those two simple words… Its unbelievable! BUT this is a Cotton 101 series so I better get back on track. But let me start by saying the fact that we call it “gin trash” in no way reflects it… Read More
A children’s story about growing up on a cotton farm. Working hard, watching, learning and realizing your dreams. The story was written for a class project at Ole Miss.
Cotton gins. They haven’t changed the basic function since they were invented but I do know they have changed dramatically in size & speed. At the end of the day, all of them involve separating the seed from the lint. The vast majority of gin use a system of saws pulling lint away from seed and through to a cleaning system. This post includes video & photos.
A photo blog of transporting cotton to the gin after harvest. Includes photos of different styles of modules, the ways modules are labeled, and descriptions of the how what and why. The latest part in the Cotton 101 series.