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Catfish Feed Deliveries Up Eight Per Cent

US - Total catfish feed delivered in the US during August were up eight per cent from last year, states the latest figures from the US Depatment of Agriculture report.

Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during August 2011 was 100,492 tons, up eight per cent from August 2010, and up 16 per cent from the previous month.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 92,282 tons, up seven per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 8,210 tons, up 17 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

August feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 46,342 tons, up 16 per cent from last year.

Mississippi accounted for 50 per cent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in August and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 32,038, up five per cent; Arkansas with 7,042 tons, down 18 per cent; and Louisiana with 503 tons, down 16 per cent.

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