October 24, 2008


Catfish feed deliveries down 19 percent in US



Catfish feed delivered in the US during September 2008 totaled 105,656 tonnes, down 19 percent from September 2007 and 10 percent down as compared to previous month.


Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 103,753 tonnes, down 18 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.


Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 1,903 tonnes, down 63 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.


September feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 55,725 tonnes, down 12 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 54 percent of the total foodsize catfish feed delivered to US farmers.


The other major states with catfish feed deliveries for foodsize fish in September and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 22,727 tonnes, down 24 percent; Arkansas with 15,222 tonnes, down 29 percent; and Louisiana with 2,867 tonnes, down 27 percent from last year.

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