January 2009 U.S.Catfish Feed Deliveries Up 30 Percent from Last Year
Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during January was 4,709 tons, up 30 percent from January 2008 and nine percent above the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 4,455 tons, up 34 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 254 tons, down 13 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
January feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 1,992 tons, up 23 percent from last year. Alabama accounted for 45 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to U.S. farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in January and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 165 tons, up three percent; Louisiana with 168 tons, up significantly; and Mississippi with 782 tons, down five percent from last year. (USDA NASS) Read full report [TXT] [PDF]