refined seed oil extracted from the kernels can be used as a cooking oil or in salad dressings
- The production of shortening and margarine
- Cotton grown for the extraction of cottonseed oil
- Cottonseed oil is a familiar feature of processed foods
- oil is frequently used for frying, deep-frying, and baking
Whole Cottonseed has energy, protein and fiber in greater concentrations than many other feedstuffs
- Cottonseed can be fed out in troughs or placed directly on the ground
- Cottonseed can be fed directly to the stock or mixed with grain, molasses or other feedstuffs
- Cottonseed can be fed whole, without any processing or grinding
- Cottonseed can be fed out daily or every second day to twice weekly to reduce workload
On average, a cotton acre typically produces 1,100 lbs. of cottonseed, including these products:
- Hulls, which are are sold mainly as a roughage source for cattle, but are also used in oil drilling. (Mixed with water, hulls are pumped down oil wells to plug fractures to prevent water loss when drilling.)
- Linters, which are composed of the fuzzy fiber left on seed after ginning and used in Q-tips, paper currency, makeup, ice cream, toothpaste and LED televisions.
- Meal, which is used in cattle feed and organic fertilizer.