Large bales of cotton sit wrapped in yellow plastic on a farm in Menindee, waiting to be processed.

Agribusiness Tandou finished harvesting their cotton in May this year.

Cotton gin manager Steve Jessett says it's been a bumper season and is pleased at the quality of fiber grown, saying there was very little debris found in the soft, fluffy harvested crop.

"It hasn't got a real lot of stick and leaf in it - it's easy to gin and it's easy to clean."

"It's nice and white - you can tell the quality even before you get it back from the classer."

The bales are referred to as rounds and weigh between two and a half and three tonnes.

"We've collected about 18,000 bales to start with and we're about half way through processing them."

"We get about four standard bales out of one of them big bales."

Mr Jessett says the processed cotton is then loaded onto trucks and distributed to merchants, where it's then exported to China.

 

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