3 Tons of Cotton

A wrapped round bale or module of cotton from the field usually weighs nearly 3 tons. It contains lint, cotton seed and plant/field debris. Round cotton bales are transported to a cotton gin to separate the lint, seed and trash. Each bale of cotton from the field receives its own identification number, which will match ginned bales. Traceability is important to the cotton industry. https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2021/10/30/cotton-harvest-provides-invaluable