NC Cotton Gin Survey and Cotton Byproduct Availability

— Written By Deidre Harmon
en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

This past year, a survey of all North Carolina Cotton Gins was conducted. The purpose of this survey was to learn more about how cotton byproducts are managed and marketed throughout the state. Whole cottonseed is an excellent feed resource. It can be an economical source of protein, fat, and fiber in cattle diets. Cotton gin byproduct (or cotton gin trash) can be an economical roughage source and has a nutritional value similar to that of low-quality hay. Out of the thirty-four gins in North Carolina, twenty-five responded to the survey. We found that 100% of respondents either already sell cottonseed or would consider selling cottonseed locally to cattle producers. We also found that 95% of respondents either already sell cotton gin byproduct or are interested in selling it locally to cattle producers. In response to these results, a directory of cotton gins interested in selling cotton byproducts locally was created. This directory is meant to connect cattle producers who are interested in feeding some of these cotton byproducts to cotton gins interested in selling these byproducts.

North Carolina Cotton Gins Interested in Selling Cotton Byproducts Locally
Name of Gin Address Phone Number Email

Albemarle Cotton Growers Cooperative, Inc.

203 Evan Church Rd.

Edenton, NC 27932


Coastal Carolina Gin, LLC      

4851 Terra Ceia Rd. Pantego, NC 27860


Cotton Services

2015 Hwy. 97

East Hobgood, NC 27843


Edgecombe Cotton Growers, Inc

857 Batts Chapel Rd.

Tarboro, NC 27886


Enfield Cotton Ginnery, LLC

3002 Beaver Dam Rd.

Enfield, NC 27823


Farmers Gin Company, Inc.

117 Picard St.

Jackson, NC 27845


Gaston Cooperative Inc.

120 Coop Lane

Garysburg, NC 27832

Grower’s Ginning Co. Inc.

5732 W.W. Gaskins Rd.

Ayden, NC 28513


Hawkins Gin

1331 Stancell St.

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870


Jones County Cotton Gin, Inc.

554 Nobles Loop Rd.

Trenton, NC 28585


Midway Gin Co.

2796 Morrison Rd.

Maxton, NC 28364


Pitt County Gin and Cotton Co.

3013 JA Manning Rd.

Bethel, NC 27812


Producers Gin of Murfreesboro, LLC

336 Benthall Bridge Rd.

Murfreesboro, NC 27855


Quality Gin Company, Inc.

311615 Dunn Rd.

Dunn, NC 28335


Roanoke Cotton Gins, Inc.-Rich Square

340 E. Jackson

St.Rich Square, NC 27869


Roanoke Cotton Gins, Inc.- Seaboard

120 Hargraves Rd.

Seaboard, NC 27876


 Roanoke Cotton Gins, Inc.- Weldon

2085 Hwy. 301

S.Weldon, NC 27890


Roanoke Tar Cotton, Inc.

3293 Everetts Rd.

Everetts, NC 27825


Rolling Hills Gin

29107 Kendalls Church Rd.

New London, NC 28127


Sampson Gin Co.

5625 Newton Grove Hwy.

Newton Grove, NC 28366


Tarheel Cotton Gin

320 N.C. 45

S Merry Hill, NC 27957


Tri-County Gin, Inc.

2004 Summerlins Crossroads Rd.

Mt. Olive, NC 28365


Woodville Gin, LLC

408 S Main Street

Lewiston, NC 27849


*This work was funded by NC Agricultural Foundation and NC Cattlemen’s Association Assessment Grants

*This work was conducted as part of a larger research project by Elizabeth Mullins, M.S. Full survey information can be found here.