Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during May 2012 was 63,573 tons, up 27 percent from May 2011, and up 72 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 60,871 tons, up 27 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 2,702 tons, up 24 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
May feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 29,818 tons, up 39 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 49 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in May and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 20,613, up 13 percent; Arkansas with 5,417 tons, up 38 percent; and Louisiana with 459 tons, down 7 percent.