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Trading Rules For Feed Grade Cottonseed

National Cottonseed Products Association (NCPA)

The NCPA is a national trade organization that represents cottonseed crushers, WCS merchandisers, dealers, brokers, chemists, and other allied interests.

National Cottonseed Products Association
866 Willow Tree Circle
Cordova, TN 38018
Phone: 901-682-0800

Chapter XIII Article 2. Grade and Quality

Rule F-4: Prime Feed Grade Cottonseed.
Prime Feed Grade Cottonseed shall meet the following criteria: Foreign substances shall not exceed 2 percent. Moisture shall not exceed 13 percent. Free fatty acids in the oil shall not exceed 3 percent. Crude protein and crude fat (dry matter basis) will be at least 34 percent when the separate totals for each are combined.

Cottonseed of the Pima variety or other varieties of long staple cotton containing 3 percent or less residual lint on seed after ginning, or admixtures containing such seed must be identified as such at the time of sale.

Rule F-5: Delinted Prime Feed Grade Cottonseed.
Delinted prime feed grade cottonseed shall be mechanically delinted. Lint on seed shall not exceed 5 percent. Foreign substances shall not exceed 1 percent. Moisture shall not exceed 13 percent. Free fatty acids in oil shall not exceed 3 percent. Crude protein and crude fat (dry matter basis) will be at least 37-1/2 percent when the separate totals for each are combined.

Rule F-6: Feed Grade Cottonseed, Off Quality.
Feed Grade Cottonseed, off quality, are those that do not meet the specifications of Rule F-4.

 

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