Cotton harvest and ginning season now running full throttle, and in our weekly local gin visit, we learn that Lubbock Cotton Growers Co-Op expects to gin about 40,000 bales in an eight week season.
"A big part of our dry land didn't ever produce anything, didn't ever come up," Jerry Butman, Lubbock Cotton Growers Co-Op Gin, said. "The irrigated crop looks like a lot of it is going to be pretty good. We've had a little bit of low mic, but not too much. Hopefully the grades are going to run .55 to .57 cents on a lot of it, maybe a little low mic stuff around the .50 cent range. We've ginned 3,100 bales. We're probably going to average a little over 1,000 bales a day just running one shift, about 14-15 hours a day. We are really looking forward to the day where we can run 24 hours a day again and I just wish everybody a good harvest season and good luck."