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March 2011 Catfish Feed Deliveries Up


US - Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during March 2011 was 17,459 tons, up 29 per cent from March 2010 and up 252 per cent from the previous month.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 16,891 tons, up 33 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

March feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 6,951 tons, up 100 percent from last year.

Alabama accounted for 41 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 March and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 1,431 tons, up two per cent; Louisiana with 298 tons, up four per cent; and Mississippi with 5,446 tons, up 20 per cent.

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