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Uncle CAT wants YOU to buy U.S. Farm Raised Catfish

Saturday, August 02, 2014 | Illustration

Buy U.S. Farm Raised Heartland Catfish is what Heartland's 'Uncle Catfish' is trying to tell everyone. Ninety-four percent of all U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. 'Uncle Catfish' was illustrated as a completely original idea in 2005 to bring awareness to buying U.S. Farm Raised catfish over unknown imported similar river fish products. T-Shirt and Marketing Items were utilized.

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.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is carry the "Certified Processors" seal confirming it has met the highest standards set by The Catfish Institute.

U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish is a lean fish and an excellent source of protein. It is low in saturated (bad) fat and is a moderate source of polyunsaturated (good) fat and omega-3 fatty acids. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, moderate fish consumption - one to two meals a week - may cut the risk of sudden cardiac death in half. The results show that any kind of fish, including U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, can make a difference.

Kids can also download a Free 'Uncle Catfish' Coloring image below and create their own colorful 'Uncle Catfish'. Remember, Uncle CAT wants YOU to buy U.S. Farm Raised Heartland Catfish!

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