Seed Cotton Marketing

Just before the start of cotton harvesting and ginning activities, CDO, in consultation with the industry stakeholders, evaluates the situation in world and domestic markets, at the end of which an indicative price is set. This price, which can be considered as a minimum price, is not binding and the actual market price for seed cotton depends on market demand and supply.

Ginners usually operate seed cotton buying posts, where farmers deliver their seed cotton, which is bought at the ongoing market price. Seed cotton so collected is transferred to the respective ginnery, where the consignment is checked for its quality, moisture, etc., and emptied into the seed cotton warehouse, ready to be fed into the gins.Often the agents act as intermediaries between the farmer and ginner in seed cotton marketing.