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May 2010 Catfish Feed Deliveries Up


US - Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during May was 64,111 tons, up eight per cent from May 2009, and up 60 per cent from the previous month according to the latest statistics released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, US Department of Agriculture.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 60,913 tons, up six per cent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 3,198 tons, up 80 per cent from the corresponding month a year ago.

May feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 29,285 tons, up 12 per cent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 48 per cent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to US farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in May and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 19,589 tons, up 11 per cent; Arkansas with 6,336 tons, down 15 per cent; and Louisiana with 678 tons, down 55 per cent.

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