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USA - July 2010 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 11 Percent from Last Year

Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during July was 96,313 tons, down 11 percent from July 2009, but up 12 percent from the previous month

August 23, 2010

USA - July 2010 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 11 Percent from Last Year       

Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during July was 96,313 tons, down 11 percent from July 2009, but up 12 percent from the previous month.  Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 89,734 tons, down 14 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.  Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 6,579 tons, up 56 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.

July feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 43,676 tons, down 11 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 July and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 30,783 tons, down 16 percent; Arkansas with 8,802 tons, down 16 percent; and Louisiana with 679 tons, down 52 percent.

Download full USDA Catfish Feed Deliveries Report (Released August 23, 2010) [Text] [PDF] [CSV]

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