Cotton Seed Hull
Cotton Seed Hulls are the outer covering of the cotton seed and are separated from the kernel prior to the oil extraction process. Cottonseed hulls contain 3-8% highly digestible cotton linters (nearly 100% cellulose). Cotton seed hulls are exceptional roughage with a high level of effective fiber and are very palatable. They are commonly used in feedlot and dairy rations since they require no grinding and mix well with other feed ingredients. They can be palliated for ease of handling and to lower transportation cost. Cotton seed hulls are comparable in nutritive value to good quality grass hay and are valuable digestive aides to concentrate rations.
They can also serve to limit intake of concentrate when feeding on pasture.