Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during December 2012 was 5,633 tons, up 42 percent from December 2011, and down 49 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 5,376 tons, up 37 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 257 tons, up 757 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
December feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 2,280 tons, up 24 percent from last year. Alabama accounted for 42 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in December and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 186 tons, up 44 percent; Louisiana with 83 tons, up 177 percent; and Mississippi with 1,027 tons, up 35 percent.
Download complete report: Catfish Feed Deliveries Released January 22, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ISSN: 1944-9267 Text | PDF | CSV