Catfish production holds steady as demand stays high

Catfish producers receiving higher prices for their fish while paying less for feed.

As demand for catfish remains high, the only components of its production trending down this year in Mississippi, which has the largest farmed catfish industry, are pond acreage and the price of feed.

Producers are receiving an average of $1.12-1.21/lb. of catfish and paying less than $380 for a ton of feed. To Jimmy Avery, extension aquaculture professor at the Mississippi State University Delta Research & Extension Center in Stoneville, Miss., those numbers are good news for

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