Massive Drop in Catfish Feed Deliveries

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

US - Total catfish feed delivered in the US during February was 1,650 tons, down 77 per cent from February 2009 and up 11 per cent from the previous month, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture.

Food-size catfish feed delivered totalled 1,508 tons, down 79 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totalled 142 tons, down 47 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

February feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for food-size fish totalled 591 tons, down 76 per cent from last year. Alabama accounted for 39 per cent of the total food-size catfish feed delivered to US farmers.

The other major states with catfish feed deliveries for food-size fish in February and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 75 tons, down 85 per cent; Louisiana with four tons, down 97 per cent; and Mississippi with 181 tons, down 92 per cent.

Further Reading

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