April 2008 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 9 Percent from Last Year
Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during April 2008 was 39,129 tons, down 9 percent from April 2007, but up significantly from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 38,143 tons, down 7 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 986 tons, down 50 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
April feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 18,222 tons, down 5 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 48 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to U.S. farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in April and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 9,435 tons, up 10 percent; Arkansas with 4,770 tons, down 41 percent; and Louisiana with 1,532 tons, down 9 percent from last year.
U. S. Quantity of Foodsize Catfish Feed Delivered,
U.S. Quantity of Foodsize Catfish Feed Delivered,
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