Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during May 2011 was 50,068 tons, down 22 percent from May 2010, but up 65 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 47,896 tons, down 21 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 2,172 tons, down 32 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
May feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 21,465 tons, down 27 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 45 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in May and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 18,168, down 7 percent; Arkansas with 3,924 tons, down 38 percent; and Louisiana with 493 tons, down 27 percent.
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(Released June 20, 2011, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)).