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Catfish Feed Deliveries Up From Last Month


US - Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during June was 85,686 tons, down 11 per centfrom June 2009, but up 34 per cent from the previous month.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 80,769 tons, down 13 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 4,917 tons, up 54 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

June feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 39,337 tons, down 13 per cent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 49 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 27,165 tons, down six per cent; Arkansas with 7,102 tons, down 35 percent; and Louisiana with 735 tons, down 53 per cent.