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USDA Pima Classing Report

Thursday, December 04, 2014

By Classing Office

The USDA classing report for American Pima released today indicates a total of 348,992 bales (57,028 for the week) have been classed by the Visalia classing office.

Summary (year to date)

Classing Visalia Classing Office
Grade 2 and better 96.6%
Grade 3 2.7%
Uniformity Avg. 85.9
Micronaire Avg. 4.0
Strength Avg. 42.9 GPT
QUALITY OF AMERICAN PIMA COTTON CLASSED FOR PRODUCERS BY CLASSING OFFICE             
                              WEEK AND SEASON ENDED December 4, 2014                              
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   Color      Leaf     VISALIA                                                                    
   Grade             Week  Season                                                                 
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                 1    33.5    36.4                                                                
                 2    30.4    32.6                                                                
                 3     1.6     1.5                                                                
       01        4      *       *                                                                 
                 5      -       -                                                                 
                 6      -       -                                                                 
                 7      -       -                                                                 

                 1     3.8     4.2                                                                
                 2    19.3    18.1                                                                
                 3     3.9     3.5                                                                
       02        4     0.4     0.3                                                                
                 5      *       *                                                                 
                 6      -       *                                                                 
                 7      -       -                                                                 

                 1     0.1     0.1                                                                
                 2     2.7     1.1                                                                
                 3     2.6     1.1                                                                
       03        4     0.5     0.4                                                                
                 5      *       *                                                                 
                 6      -       *                                                                 
                 7      -       -                                                                 

                 1      *       *                                                                 
                 2     0.1     0.1                                                                
                 3     0.4     0.2                                                                
       04        4     0.3     0.3                                                                
                 5      *      0.1                                                                
                 6      *       *                                                                 
                 7      *       *                                                                 

                 1      -       *                                                                 
                 2      *       *                                                                 
                 3     0.1      *                                                                 
       05        4     0.1     0.1                                                                
                 5      *       *                                                                 
                 6      *       *                                                                 
                 7      *       *                                                                 

                 1      -       -                                                                 
                 2      -       -                                                                 
                 3      *       *                                                                 
       06        4      *       *                                                                 
                 5      *       *                                                                 
                 6      *       *                                                                 
                 7      -       *                                                                 

                 1      -       -                                                                 
                 2      -       -                                                                 
                 3      -       -                                                                 
       07        4      -       -                                                                 
                 5      -       -                                                                 
                 6      -       -                                                                 
                 7      -       -                                                                 

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  STAPLE                                                                                          
40 & shorter          *       *                                                                   
     42               *       *                                                                   
     44              0.5     1.2                                                                  
     46             17.9    15.1                                                                  
48 & longer         81.6    83.8                                                                  
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Average             47.8    47.9                                                                  
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  UNIFORMITY                                                                                      
72.4 & below          -       -                                                                   
  72.5-73.4           -       -                                                                   
  73.5-74.4           -       -                                                                   
  74.5-75.4           -       -                                                                   
  75.5-76.4           -       -                                                                   
  76.5-77.4           *       *                                                                   
  77.5-78.4           *       *                                                                   
  78.5-79.4           *       *                                                                   
  79.5-80.4           *       *                                                                   
  80.5-81.4           *       *                                                                   
  81.5-82.4          0.1     0.1                                                                  
  82.5-83.4          0.8     0.5                                                                  
  83.5-84.4          4.5     3.6                                                                  
  84.5-85.4         27.7    20.2                                                                  
  85.5-86.4         49.8    50.4                                                                  
  86.5-87.4         16.2    23.6                                                                  
  87.5-88.4          0.9     1.5                                                                  
  88.5-89.4           *       *                                                                   
89.5 & above          -       -                                                                   
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Average             85.7    85.9                                                                  
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  MIKE                                                                                            
24 & below            -       -                                                                   
  25-26               *       *                                                                   
  27-29              0.1     0.1                                                                  
  30-32              1.4     0.7                                                                  
  33-34              2.3     1.7                                                                  
  35-36              4.2     4.5                                                                  
  37-42             79.9    82.3                                                                  
  43-49             12.1    10.6                                                                  
  50-52              0.1      *                                                                   
53 & above            -       -                                                                   
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Average               40      40                                                                  
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ALL RANGE MIKE                                                                                    
24 & below            -       -                                                                   
    25                -       *                                                                   
    26                *       *                                                                   
    27                *       *                                                                   
    28                *       *                                                                   
    29               0.1      *                                                                   
    30               0.2     0.1                                                                  
    31               0.5     0.2                                                                  
    32               0.7     0.4                                                                  
    33               0.9     0.6                                                                  
    34               1.4     1.1                                                                  
    35               1.8     1.7                                                                  
    36               2.4     2.9                                                                  
    37               4.9     6.1                                                                  
    38               9.6    11.2                                                                  
    39              14.5    17.7                                                                  
    40              18.5    19.7                                                                  
    41              19.2    16.8                                                                  
    42              13.2    10.9                                                                  
    43               6.9     6.0                                                                  
    44               3.0     2.8                                                                  
    45               1.2     1.0                                                                  
    46               0.4     0.6                                                                  
    47               0.3     0.3                                                                  
    48               0.1     0.1                                                                  
    49               0.1      *                                                                   
    50                *       *                                                                   
    51                *       *                                                                   
    52                -       -                                                                   
    53                -       -                                                                   
    54                -       -                                                                   
    55                -       -                                                                   
    56                -       -                                                                   
    57                -       -                                                                   
    58                -       -                                                                   
    59                -       -                                                                   
60 & above            -       -                                                                   
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Average               40      40                                                                  
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  Strength                                                                                        
17 & below            -       -                                                                   
    18                -       -                                                                   
    19                -       -                                                                   
    20                -       -                                                                   
    21                -       -                                                                   
    22                -       -                                                                   
    23                -       -                                                                   
    24                -       *                                                                   
    25                -       -                                                                   
    26                -       -                                                                   
    27                -       -                                                                   
    28                -       -                                                                   
    29                -       -                                                                   
    30                -       *                                                                   
    31                -       -                                                                   
    32                -       *                                                                   
    33                *       *                                                                   
    34                *      0.3                                                                  
    35               0.1     0.8                                                                  
    36               0.6     1.8                                                                  
    37               1.4     1.9                                                                  
    38               1.8     1.7                                                                  
    39               3.0     2.3                                                                  
    40               4.9     3.8                                                                  
    41               8.1     7.3                                                                  
    42              14.7    14.1                                                                  
    43              20.5    21.3                                                                  
    44              20.8    21.5                                                                  
45 & above          24.1    23.2                                                                  
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Average             43.0    42.9                                                                  
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EXTRANEOUS MATTER                                                                                 
      Bark           0.1      *                                                                   
      Grass           *       *                                                                   
  Spindle Twist      2.6     1.2                                                                  
   Preparation       0.1      *                                                                   

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SAMPLES CLASSED                                                                                   
      Week        57,028                                                                          
     Season               348,992                                                                 
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* Less than 0.05 percent

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