Cottonseed Meal (Micropus L.) Quick View

Whole fuzzy cottonseed (Micropus L.) is the product left after ‘ginning” the long fibers from varieties of cotton. Its fiber is found in the short, white, hair-like strands remaining on each seed after the cotton is removed. The fuzz, however, is not residual cotton. Whole cottonseed’s energy and protein are found in the seed’s meaty kernel.

Cottonseed is commonly used in feedlot and dairy rations since they require no grinding and mix well with other feed ingredients for roughage, especially in areas where good quality forages are scarce. Additionally, where nutritionists are seeking to increase the density of the diet cottonseed may be added.