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Catfish fingerlings

Catfish fingerlings being added to a pondFollowing is a list of commercial-scale catfish fingerling suppliers for prospective catfish producers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University do not endorse these individuals or companies or the services and products they provide. This is a partial list of supplies known to be available as of October 2021.

The large-scale catfish hatcheries that supply the United States farm-raised catfish industry are primarily located in Arkansas and Mississippi. The list below is for people wanting to purchase large quantities of channel or hybrid catfish for their commercial farming operations. Commercial-scale hatcheries produce and sell catfish fingerlings on a large scale as needed for larger catfish farms. For example, a commercial catfish farm may stock 8,000 to 10,000 fingerlings per acre, so a 10-acre pond might be stocked with 80,000 to 100,000 fingerlings. A commercial farm in west Alabama would have 250 to 500 water acres, so this one farm may order between 2 and 5 million fingerlings per year. Water is scarce in west Alabama where the commercial catfish industry is located, so there are no large-scale hatcheries in Alabama.

Arkansas

Baxter Land Company, Jeff Baxter, Dick Baxter, and Dalton Robinson

  • 2710 Hwy. 1N, Watson, Arkansas 71674
  • Office (870) 644-3596
  • Office (870) 866-2806
  • Office (870) 866-2807
  • Fax (870) 644-3740
  • Hatchery (870) 877-2494
  • Specializes in hybrid catfish

Cain Fish Farm, Bari Cain

  • 808 N. Edmunds Ave., McCrory, Arkansas 72101
  • Office (870) 731-5415
  • Office (800) 204-7172
  • Cell (870) 919-6000
  • Specializes in uniformly-graded catfish fingerlings that are only from Gold Kist and NWAC103 brooders
  • Catfish available year round, in-pond grader, all weather loading facility, and live delivery available

Mississippi

America’s Catfish Inc., Solon Scott

  • P.O, Box 584, Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941
  • (662) 254-7200

Harvest Select, Jonathan Henderson (Hatchery Manager) and Steve Henderson (VP Farming Operations)

  • P.O .Box 560, Inverness, Mississippi 38754
  • (662) 704-0065
  • (334) 216-1911
  • Channel catfish fingerlings (4 to 8 inches), quality, experience, and integrity

Jubilee Farms, Inc., Wilson and Leigh Holland

  • 1301 Bayou Drive, Indianola, Mississippi 38751
  • (662) 207-6078
  • (662) 207-1150
  • (662) 202-1875
  • (662) 445-2144
  • Hybrid catfish fingerlings

Need More Fisheries, Shorty Jones

  • 1017 Greenfield Road, Glen Allan, Mississippi 38744
  • (662) 820-8330

Nobile Fish Farm, Will and Jerry Nobile

  • 58 Jerry Nobile Road, Moorhead, Mississippi 38761
  • (662) 207-0362
  • (662) 207-1250
  • Quality fingerlings, stable pricing, and integrity

Quiver River Aquaculture Inc., Derenda Moyer

  • P.O. Box 187, Sunflower, Mississippi 38778
  • Cell (662) 515-2490
  • (662) 569-2545
  • Fax (662) 569-1545
  • Any size, from eggs to stockers
  • Aquavac-ESC vaccinated fingerlings available

Tackett Fish Farms, Jim Tackett

  • 23939 County Road 523, Schlater, Mississippi 38952
  • (662) 254-7322
  • 35+ years of industry experience
  • Quality fingerling – offers vaccinated and non-vaccinated in any size, from fry to 8-inch fish. Delivers healthy fish on every order. Accurate counts and uniform sizing. State of the art pond grading equipment and expert seine crews. Guarantee that customers gets exactly what they pay for.

T & D Fish Farm Inc

  • 3 Choctaw Airport Road, Isola, Mississippi 38754
  • (662) 830-1234

The Fingerling Company, Austin and Andy Jones

  • P.O. Box 646, Moorhead, Mississippi 38761
  • (662) 246-5602

Wright Fish Farm, Robert Wright and Robert Wright IV

  • P.O. Box 146, Inverness, Mississippi 38753
  • (662) 207-5017
  • (662) 207-5305
  • hybridcatfish@telepak.net
  • rwright3@telepak.net

 

There are hatcheries in Alabama that supply a smaller number of fish species, such as sportfish, for recreational pond management. Visit www.aces.edu for a list of these recreational fish hatcheries and fingerling suppliers.

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