Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during August 2011 was 100,492 tons, up eight percent from August 2010, and up 16 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 92,282 tons, up seven percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 8,210 tons, up 17 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
August feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 46,342 tons, up 16 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 50 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in August and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 32,038, up 5 percent; Arkansas with 7,042 tons, down 18 percent; and Louisiana with 503 tons, down 16 percent.
Download full report (PDF) from the link below: Catfish Feed Deliveries ISSN: 1944-9267 released September 20, 2011, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).