May 2010 U.S. Catfish Feed Deliveries Up Eight Percent from Last Year
Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during May was 64,111 tons, up eight percent from May 2009, and up 60 percent from the previous month.
Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 60,913 tons, up 6 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 3,198 tons, up 80 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
May feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 29,285 tons, up 12 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 48 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to U.S. farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in May and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 19,589 tons, up 11 percent; Arkansas with 6,336 tons, down 15 percent; and Louisiana with 678 tons, down 55 percent.