USDA Catfish and Trout Reports
21 September 2012
August 2012 Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 27 Percent from Last Year
Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during August 2012 was 73,483 tons, down 27 percent from August 2011,
and down 2 percent from the previous month. Foodsize catfish feed delivered totaled 68,772 tons, down 25 percent from
the corresponding month a year ago. Feed delivered for fingerlings and broodfish totaled 4,711 tons, down 43 percent
from the corresponding month a year ago.
August feed delivered to Mississippi catfish growers for foodsize fish totaled 34,001 tons, down 27 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 August and their comparison to the previous year were Alabama with 23,695, down 26 percent; Arkansas with 4,888 tons, down 31 percent; and Louisiana with 318 tons, down 37 percent.
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