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From Cotton Seed to Cattle Feed
As part of the cotton ginning process, cotton seeds are extracted from the fibers that ultimately are made into clothing and other fabrics. We’ll see how the seeds end up in factories like Pyco Industries in Texas, where they’re squeezed for cottonseed oil. We’ll also discover how the seed hulls are turned into high-protein livestock feed.

Since Texas is the number-one cotton producing state in the U.S., Pyco has plenty of raw materials to work with. Thousands of tons of seeds come into the plant each day, and each day the company makes close to three-quarters of a million pounds of cotton seed oil.

 

Links
Pyco Industries
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas Department of Agriculture




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