Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during September 2011 was 68,757 tons, down 17 percent from September 2010, and down 32 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 65,023 tons, down 17 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 3,734 tons, down 25 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
September feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 32,582 tons, down 14 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 50 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to United States farmers.
The other major States with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in September and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 21,310 tons, down 17 percent; Arkansas with 5,766 tons, down 26 percent; and Louisiana with 272 tons, down 46 percent.
Due to funding restrictions, this is the last USDA catfish feed delivery report.