Auburn develops hybrid catfish

May 2005
Southeast Farm Press;5/18/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p11
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This article reports that a premium hybrid catfish that Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station fisheries researchers at Auburn University (AU), Auburn, Alabama, worked nearly three decades to develop and make commercially viable should be available to Alabama catfish producers in this fall of 2005 and is expected to provide a significant boost to the state's $500 million catfish industry. The AU Hybrid Catfish, a cross between a female channel catfish and a male blue catfish, grows faster, converts feed more efficiently, is more disease resistant, is hardier, is easier to harvest and has a higher processed yield than the channel catfish state producers grow now.


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