January 2010 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 68 Per Cent

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
23 February 2010, at 12:00am

US - Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during January was 1,492 tons, down 68 per centfrom January 2009 and down 56 per cent from the previous month, according to data released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 1,433 tons, down 68 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 59 tons, down 77 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

January feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 392 tons, down 80 per cent from last year. Alabama accounted for 27 per cent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to US farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in January and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 76 tons, down 54 per cent; Louisiana with 7 tons, down 96 per cent; and Mississippi with 224 tons, down 71 per cent.

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