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USA - August 2010 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 18 Percent from Last Year

Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during August was 93,028 tons, down 18 percent from August 2009, and down 3 percent from the previous month

September 23, 2010

USA - August 2010 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 18 Percent from Last Year      

Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during August was 93,028 tons, down 18 percent from August 2009, and down 3 percent from the previous month.  Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 86,024 tons, down 20 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.  Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 7,004 tons, up 28 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.

August feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 40,022 tons, down 25 percent from last year.  Mississippi accounted for 47 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 30,537 tons, down 6 percent; Arkansas with 8,559 tons, down 41 percent; and Louisiana with 601 tons, down 62 percent.

Download full USDA Catfish Feed Deliveries Report (September 21, 2010) [Text] [PDF]

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