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USA - February 2013 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 56 Percent from Last Year

Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during February 2013 was 3,379 tons, down 56 percent from February 2012, but up 15 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 3,221 tons, down 56 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 158 tons, down 50 percent from the corresponding month a year ago

March 20, 2013


Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during February 2013 was 3,379 tons, down 56 percent from February 2012, but up 15 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 3,221 tons, down 56 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 158 tons, down 50 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. 

February feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 1,190 tons, down 62 percent from last year. Alabama accounted for 37 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in February and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 172 tons, down 65 percent; Louisiana with 5 tons, down 83 percent; and Mississippi with 567 tons, down 75 percent.

Please note that due to sequestration, all releases of this report have been suspended through the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30, 2013. 

Download the full Catfish Feed Deliveries report, released March 20, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Text | PDF | CSV.

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