Cotton season never comes without a hitch and 2012 is no different for Big Creek Gin, Lyon, Miss., where 24 hours of steady rain slowed down movement in the gin yard. Manager George Gammill says Big Creek Gin will process about 16,000 bales for 2012 and he hopes to be finished close to the first week of November.
Manager George Gammill, Big Creek Gin, Lyon, Miss., is a 30-year ginning veteran.
Gammill predicts 16,000 bales in production this ginning season.
Gammill prepares the Gehl Telehandler for loading round bales.
Gammill and crew maintain brisk production despite the rain.
Gerald Gammill, Clarksdale, Miss., Gehl Telehandler operator and father of Manager George Gammill. The father-and-son team work together each ginning season.
Gerald Gammill loads a Deere round bale with a Gehl Telehandler.
Forklift operator Dora Lazalde
Marc Perez flanked by the bale press.
From left: Maria Lazalde, Dora Lazalde, Maria Lazalde, and Ma Luisa Hernandez.
Gerald Gammill, stands watch as a bale is pressed.
Cody Earnest, foreground, and Gerald Gammill unchoke a lint filter.
Manuel Salvador Rodriguez
Gerald Gammill, inside the cab of the Gehl Telehandler.
A sea of yellow round bales in the Big Creek Gin yard.
A bale bag positioned and ready to be filled.
A stack of plastic cotton bale bags.
Bales are readied for shipment.
A stack of motes awaits transport to Planters Gin Co., Memphis, Tenn.
Separated cotton seed falls from the gin stand.
Array of module covers stacked in front of feeder.
Gin trash spills off belt for collection.
Big Creek Gin truck arrives, loaded with round bales.