USA - August 2009 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 4 Percent from Last Year
Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during August was 113,293 tons, down 4 percent from August 2008, but up 5 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 107,840 tons, down 6 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 5,453 tons, up 91 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
August feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 53,148 tons, down 10 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 49 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to U.S. farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in August and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 32,334 tons, down 2 percent; Arkansas with 14,450 tons, down 3 percent; and Louisiana with 1,601 tons, down 29 percent.