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USA - July 2012 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 14 Percent from Last Year

Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during July 2012 was 74,676 tons, down 14 percent from July 2011, but up 2 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 68,983 tons, down 15 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 5,693 tons, down 2 percent from the corresponding month a year ago

August 22, 2012


Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during July 2012 was 74,676 tons, down 14 percent from July 2011, but up 2 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 68,983 tons, down 15 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 5,693 tons, down 2 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.

July feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 34,891 tons, down 14 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 51 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.

The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in July and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 23,155, down 16 percent; Arkansas with 4,981 tons, down 27 percent; and Louisiana with 318 tons, down 6 percent.

Foodsize Catfish Feed Delivered - United States: 2011-2012 [Blank data cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]

Download full report, including tables from the link below: Catfish Feed Deliveries  ISSN: 1944-9267  Released August 20, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (PDF).

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