As of Friday morning, five gins in Hockley County had produced 7,387 bales of cotton.
Ropes Farmers Co-op Gin, which ginned the first bales of the season, had 2,630 bales to its credit.
However, the gin could run out of modules for the weekend, said manager Brian Lehrmann.
‘We’re still running, but I’ll run out of cotton this afternoon,’ Lehrmann said.
Growers in the Ropesville area have been spraying defoliants, but some of them are having a tough time killing all of the vegetation.
‘It’s slow killing this stuff,’ he said. ‘I think some of it has to do with regrowth.’
Cotton grades are ‘all over the place,’ said Johnny Shepard, manager of Citizens-Shallowater Co-op Gin.
‘The micronaire and the leaf are looking really good on everything,’ Shepard said.