Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during January 2012 was 5,834 tons, up 420 percent from January 2011, and up 47 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 5,658 tons, up 441 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 176 tons, up 132 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
January feed delivered to Alabama catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 2,718 tons, up significantly from last year. Alabama accounted for 48 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in January and their comparison to the previous year were Arkansas with 269 tons, up 417 percent; Louisiana with 8 tons, down 56 percent; and Mississippi with 1706 tons, up 716 percent.
Download full Catfish Feed Deliveries report released February 21, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). [PDF] [TXT]