Winning Numbers

Want to know what the percentage of 31 and better color, the average uniformity and the percent bales dicounted for Mike and Uniformity were for the 11 winners of the Georgia Quality Cotton Awards? Then check out these numbers.

Published on: Feb 26, 2008

Record-breaking drought put Georgia cotton growers to the test. Despite Mother Nature’s best effort, 11 Georgia cotton producers grew crops that brought loan premiums.

Those 11 cotton producers and the six gins that processed their lint were honored through the 3rd Annual Georgia Quality Cotton Awards. Awards are given in four areas of the state at three different farm sizes. No winner was named in the more than 1,000 acre size in Area 2, the northeast area of the state.

The Georgia Quality Cotton Awards are judged on loan value.

Grower

Percent Bales Color

31 and Better

Percent Bales Staple

35 and Longer

Average Staple

Percent Bales Strength 29 and Higher

Average Strength

Percent Bales Discounted for Mike

Percent Bales Discounted for Uniformity

Average Uniformity

Average Loan Value (Cents/lb)

Loan Premium

(Cents/lb)

Pierre Brueder, TerrellCounty

74.6

70.8

34.9

65.4

28.9

1.1

19.3

80.2

56.34

3.49

Magnolia Point Farmers, TerrellCounty

93.3

69.1

34.9

49.6

28.5

1.4

31.5

79.9

56.40

3.55

Lee Brothers, TerrellCounty

65.3

42.9

34.3

52.8

28.5

16.2

31.2

80.0

54.21

1.36

Fred Evans, JeffersonCounty

95.0

50.4

34.5

55.8

28.6

1.8

15.6

80.0

56.24

3.24

Roy Taylor, MontgomeryCounty

74.3

47.4

34.4

43.9

28.1

6.7

26.0

80.1

54.05

1.05

Brandon Simpson, Brooks County

100

100

34.9

50.0

29.0

0.0

1.0

80.6

58.38

5.68

Prince Farmers, BerrienCounty

88.6

95.8

35.4

64.6

29.3

0.0

0.5

80.3

57.37

4.67

Russ Butler, Brooks County

85.9

97.0

35.3

79.5

29.6

0.7

0.4

80.5

57.01

4.31

Kyle Sheffield, SeminoleCounty

59.4

98.8

36.8

90.9

30.0

1.6

0.8

83.1

56.06

3.36

Windhausen Farms, Mitchell County

41.8

98.5

35.6

85.6

29.7

6.0

0.0

80.8

55.97

3.27

Glenn Heard, SeminoleCounty

36.7

82.0

35.1

54.2

28.6

1.2

3.7

80.3

55.10

2.40

Source: University of Georgia