USDA Catfish and Trout Reports
21 August 2012
July 2012 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 14 Percent from Last Year
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.
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