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How long does it take to grow U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish?

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It takes about 18 months to two years to grow a 10-pound fish. • How large is a full-grown U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish? A full-grown fish averages between one and two pounds. • What is U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish feed made from? The largest ingredient in the feed is soybean meal, with some corn and rice ingredients. The feed is routinely assayed for moisture, protein, fat, and fiber, and periodically for selected micronutrients to ensure nutritional value. Each batch of feed is checked for physical characteristics, including floatability. • What does "farm-raised" mean? U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is raised in environmentally controlled, clay-based ponds, filled with fresh water pumped from underground wells and filtered by alluvial aquifers. The average pond, constructed by building above-ground levees to serve as natural barriers, is 10 to 20 land acres in area and 4- to 6-feet deep. The fish are fed a scientifically formulated diet of high-protein pellets that float on top of the water. U. ... more
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