January 2011 U.S. Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 25 Percent from Last Year
Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during January 2011 was 1,121 tons, down 25 percent from January 2010 and down 66 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 1,045 tons, down 27 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 76 tons, up 29 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
January feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 212 tons, down 46 percent from last year. Alabama accounted for 20 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 52 tons, down 32 percent; Louisiana with 18 tons, up 157 percent; and Mississippi with 209 tons, down 7 percent.
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