Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand?

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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 13:22:38 (permalink)
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Farm raised gets my vote. They eat much better than wild catfish!!!!

Yep, They get to eat all those growth hormones & other chemicals that make them grow faster.


That sounds awful.  Can you cite a source for the allegation that farmed catfish sold in the USA are being fed growth hormones?

 
Hey Don,  Another reason to read labels and BUY AMERICAN when it comes to your food, especially produce, fish and seafood.
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 14:24:42 (permalink)
The nice thing about farmed catfish is that you never have to worry about it having any flavor.
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 15:39:37 (permalink)
I cannot speak to whether the farm raised catfish is mushy although I am certain that 99% of the catfish I have consumed is farm raised. Personally, I have never experienced that.
 
I visited the largest area in Mississippi (Belzoni) where farm raised catfish is king.  They have several thousand acres of ponds.  I visited the museum in the town dedicated to catfish and one thing that caught my eye.  They teach the catfish not to be bottom feeders which give them that gamey taste?  They feed them food that floats on the top of the water and if they want to eat, they go to the top which they soon do.  They also harvest them when they are less than two pounds.
 
If you are interested, here is a nice article about catfish farming.
http://mshistory.k12.ms.us/articles/217/catfish-farming-in-mississippi
 
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 17:01:36 (permalink)
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The nice thing about farmed catfish is that you never have to worry about it having any flavor.

Michael, I have to disagree, I realize you are old school when it comes to hunting, fishing and preparing the bounty, but we got a lot of fishermen around these parts, what with the Potomac and Monocacy rivers so nearby. I sell a lot of our Catfish platters, never had a mushy or tasteless complaint. Farm raised Catfish is Costco's 2nd largest selling fish after farm raised talapia, no growth hormones in either.  
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 17:40:27 (permalink)
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The nice thing about farmed catfish is that you never have to worry about it having any flavor.

Michael, I have to disagree, I realize you are old school when it comes to hunting, fishing and preparing the bounty, but we got a lot of fishermen around these parts, what with the Potomac and Monocacy rivers so nearby. I sell a lot of our Catfish platters, never had a mushy or tasteless complaint. Farm raised Catfish is Costco's 2nd largest selling fish after farm raised talapia, no growth hormones in either.  

I don't know anthing about the mushy thing. But I'll bet that the only flavor in your farm-raised catfish is flavor imparted by your prep and cooking. And that's not a bad thing.
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 18:19:13 (permalink)
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Michael Hoffman

The nice thing about farmed catfish is that you never have to worry about it having any flavor.

Michael, I have to disagree, I realize you are old school when it comes to hunting, fishing and preparing the bounty, but we got a lot of fishermen around these parts, what with the Potomac and Monocacy rivers so nearby. I sell a lot of our Catfish platters, never had a mushy or tasteless complaint. Farm raised Catfish is Costco's 2nd largest selling fish after farm raised talapia, no growth hormones in either.  

I don't know anthing about the mushy thing. But I'll bet that the only flavor in your farm-raised catfish is flavor imparted by your prep and cooking. And that's not a bad thing.

Hmmmm, now that you mention it...

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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 18:26:04 (permalink)
this thread has me craving catfish of any denomination tonight....
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/26 23:51:04 (permalink)
I had to do it. Went out for a catfish fry up tonight. That should hold me for a week or so.
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/27 13:39:49 (permalink)
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/27 14:14:04 (permalink)
very typical sadly !!!!!
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/31 17:44:35 (permalink)
check out this local restaurant we use to frequent before moving
 
www.catfishdeweys.com  shows alot about farm raised
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/31 23:11:54 (permalink)
Yup! I'll stick with my (top feeding) farm raised catfish. Mild, tender, and tasty.
Y'all can keep eating the mud suckers.
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Re:Farm raised Catfish vs. Mother Natures brand? 2011/03/31 23:24:12 (permalink)
Yep. Mild, tender and tasteless.
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