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Catfish Feed Deliveries Fall


US - Total catfish feed delivered in the US during December was 3,354 tons, down 22 per cent from December 2008 and down 85 per cent from the previous month.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 3,221 tons, down 24 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 133 tons, up 209 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.

December feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 2,404 tons, up 19 per cent from last year. Alabama accounted for 75 per cent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to US farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in December and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 97 tons, down 52 per cent; Louisiana with 12 tons, down 80 per cent; and Mississippi with 222 tons, down 47 per cent.

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