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US Catfish Feed Deliveries Down

US - Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during September 2007 was 131,006 tons, up eight percent from September 2006, but down 10 percent from the previous month.

Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 125,888 tons, up 12 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 5,118 tons, down 40 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.

September feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 63,635 tons, up 15 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 51 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to U.S. farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in September and their comparison to the previous year were: Alabama with 29,747 tons, up 16 percent; Arkansas with 21,371 tons, up 6 percent; and Louisiana with 3,627 tons, down 7 percent from last year.

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