From the earliest stages, Delta Pride catfish are held to
the strictest standards for quality.
Our fish are raised in above-ground ponds filled with pure
water from deep aquifers. They're fed a steady, scientifically
formulated diet of soybeans, corn, wheat and essential vitamins
and minerals. And yes, it's top-water dining. The food is
formed into floating pellets, so fish are conditioned to feed
at the top of the water, where they can benefit from natural
aeration and healthy sunlight.
Such care and conditions ensure a consistently mild-tasting
product with a light, firm texture never "fishy"
and even a little sweet. To maintain consistency from
catch to catch, catfish from each pond are sampled prior to
harvest in taste tests to make sure they're worthy of the
name "Delta Pride."
Once a pond passes the test, its stock is trucked in aerated
tanks to one of our nearby processing plants. Delta Pride
is the only catfish processor in the country with full-time
USDC inspectors, so our customers can be assured they're getting
the highest quality catfish on the market.
After processing (a procedure we, yes, pride ourselves on
for usually taking less than thirty minutes), our fish are
immediately flash frozen or ice packed, then shipped in deep-freeze or refrigerated trucks for fresh delivery to foodservice
and retail customers nationwide.