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Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 10 Per Cent

by the Fish Site Editor
21 July 2011, at 1:00am

US - The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) latest catfish feed deliveries report for June 2011 shows that deliveries are down 10 per cent from last year.

Total catfish feed delivered in the US during June 2011 was 77,521 tons, down 10 per cent from June 2010, but up 55 per cent from the previous month.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 73,483 tons, down nine per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 4,038 tons, down 18 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

June feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 33,344 tons, down 15 per cent from last year.

Mississippi accounted for 45 per cent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to US farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in June and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 27,706, up two per cent; Arkansas with 5,970 tons, down 16 per cent; and Louisiana with 537 tons, down 27 per cent.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

the Fish Site Editor