Whole cottonseed is a good supplement to poor-quality grass hay, especially in dairy cows. It supplies both energy and protein in a single feed ingredient and does have a high fat content. It is a good add-in for feed blends and mixtures.
Cottonseed meal is a byproduct from the extraction of oil from whole cottonseed. It has a high protein value, is palatable for use in ruminate livestock such as cattle and can be used as a protein supplement to replace soybean meal in feed blends and mixtures.