USDA Catfish and Trout Reports
23 October 2012
Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during September 2012 was 56,584 tons, down 18 percent from
September 2011, and down 28 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 53,594 tons,
down 18 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled
2,990 tons, down 20 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
September feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 28,455 tons, down 13 percent from last year. Mississippi accounted for 53 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 15,120, down 29 percent; Arkansas with 4,096 tons, down 29 percent; and Louisiana with 210 tons, down 23 percent
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