Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during July 2011 was 86,736 tons, down 10 percent from July 2010, but up 12 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 80,905 tons, down 10 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 5,831 tons, down 11 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
July feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 40,684 tons, down 7 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 July and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 27,527, down 11 percent; Arkansas with 6,792 tons, down 23 percent; and Louisiana with 339 tons, down 50 percent.
Download the full report (PDF) from the link below: Catfish Feed Deliveries - released August 22, 2011, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).