Catfish Feed Deliveries

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
24 January 2007, at 12:00am

US - Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during December 2006 was 6,001 tons, up 28 percent from December 2005 but 66 percent below the previous month.

December 2006 Catfish Feed Deliveries Up 28 Percent from Last Year

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 5,829 tons, up 31 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 172 tons, down 24 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.

Catfish feed delivered to catfish growers during the January-December period totaled 775,192 tons, up 2 percent from the corresponding period in 2005. For this period, 94 percent of the total feed delivered to catfish growers was for foodsize catfish.

December feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 2,085 tons, down 29 percent from last year and accounted for 36 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to U.S. farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in December and their comparison to the previous year were: Mississippi with 1,177 tons, up 71 percent; Arkansas with 596 tons, up significantly; and Louisiana with 216 tons, also up significantly.

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