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USDA Pima Classing Report

Friday, January 31, 2014

By Classing Office

The USDA classing report for American Pima released today indicates a total of 576,147 bales (13,465 for the week) have been classed by the Visalia classing office.

Summary (year to date)

Classing Visalia Classing Office
Grade 2 and better 97.2%
Grade 3 2.6%
Uniformity Avg. 85.4
Micronaire Avg. 4.0
Strength Avg. 43.4 GPT
QUALITY OF AMERICAN PIMA COTTON CLASSED FOR PRODUCERS BY CLASSING OFFICE
                             WEEK AND SEASON ENDED January 30, 2014
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  Color      Leaf     VISALIA
  Grade             Week  Season
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                1    19.7    25.2
                2    38.3    31.8
                3     1.6     0.8
      01        4      *       *
                5      -       -
                6      -       -
                7      -       -

                1     2.6     5.8
                2    25.1    27.3
                3     7.7     6.0
      02        4     0.3     0.3
                5      -       *
                6      -       -
                7      -       -

                1     0.1     0.1
                2     2.1     1.1
                3     2.0     1.2
      03        4     0.2     0.2
                5      *       *
                6      -       *
                7      -       -

                1      -       *
                2     0.1      *
                3     0.1     0.1
      04        4      *       *
                5      *       *
                6      -       *
                7      -       *

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

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

                1      -       -
                2      -       -
                3      -       -
      07        4      -       -
                5      -       -
                6      -       -
                7      -       -
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
 STAPLE
40 & shorter          -       -
    42               -       -
    44              0.7     0.8
    46             10.8    16.1
48 & longer         88.5    83.1
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Average             48.1    48.0
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
 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          0.1      *
 80.5-81.4          0.1     0.1
 81.5-82.4          0.7     0.4
 82.5-83.4          2.5     1.9
 83.5-84.4          7.6    10.0
 84.5-85.4         25.7    34.8
 85.5-86.4         48.9    42.6
 86.5-87.4         13.3     9.5
 87.5-88.4          1.1     0.7
 88.5-89.4           *       *
89.5 & above          -       -
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Average             85.6    85.4
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 MIKE
24 & below            -       -
 25-26               -       *
 27-29              0.8     0.3
 30-32              4.3     1.4
 33-34              5.0     1.8
 35-36              3.7     4.6
 37-42             76.1    76.8
 43-49             10.2    15.0
 50-52               -       *
53 & above            -       *
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Average               39      40
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

ALL RANGE MIKE
24 & below            -       -
   25                -       *
   26                -       *
   27                -       *
   28               0.2     0.1
   29               0.5     0.2
   30               1.2     0.3
   31               1.6     0.5
   32               1.6     0.6
   33               2.6     0.8
   34               2.4     1.0
   35               1.1     1.7
   36               2.6     3.0
   37               5.5     5.4
   38              10.6     9.4
   39              13.0    14.8
   40              15.7    17.2
   41              19.1    17.1
   42              12.1    12.8
   43               5.4     7.5
   44               3.0     3.7
   45               0.9     1.8
   46               0.4     1.1
   47               0.2     0.6
   48               0.1     0.3
   49               0.1     0.1
   50                -       *
   51                -       *
   52                -       *
   53                -       -
   54                -       *
   55                -       -
   56                -       -
   57                -       -
   58                -       -
   59                -       -
60 & above            -       -
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Average               39      40
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Strength
17 & below            -       -
   18                -       -
   19                -       -
   20                -       -
   21                -       -
   22                -       -
   23                -       -
   24                -       -
   25                -       -
   26                -       -
   27                -       -
   28                -       -
   29                -       -
   30                -       -
   31                -       -
   32                -       *
   33                -       *
   34                *      0.1
   35                *      0.7
   36               0.2     1.3
   37               0.3     1.2
   38               0.8     1.1
   39               1.9     2.0
   40               4.1     4.3
   41               8.0     7.6
   42              15.4    11.7
   43              16.9    17.1
   44              18.2    19.0
45 & above          34.2    34.0
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Average             43.5    43.4
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
EXTRANEOUS MATTER
     Bark            *       *
     Grass           -      0.1
 Spindle Twist       *      0.1
  Preparation        -       *
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
SAMPLES CLASSED
     Week        13,465
    Season               576,147
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* Less than 0.05 percent

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