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May NETBIO Sale Exceeds 6,000 Head Of Cattle

Joe Don Pogue, auctioneer, NETBIO board member and co-owner of the Livestock Commission, takes bids from buyers during the May sale. NETBIO producers sold 6,104 head of pre-conditioned cattle at the sale.

Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) producers/members offered 6,104 heads of preconditioned cattle at its May sale held last Friday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.

A total of 241 producers/members consigned cattle to the sale, and 38 buyers purchased those cattle. According to David Fowler, co-owner of the livestock commission, the market was good, and buyers paid an average of $1,239.08 per head.

Buyers, sellers, and visitors from throughout the region attended the sale, featuring many excellent quality cattle. Fowler said that the NETBIO producers did their usual fantastic job of preconditioning their cattle for sale, and he added that the supply and demand for replacement heifers were good.

Many buyers are going to the Internet to watch and bid on cattle during the sale. They broadcast the event on the Internet connection at liveauctions.tv. Anyone planning to bid on cattle while observing the sale must sign up first. Just call the Market Center office at 903-885-2455 or go by the office.

The next NETBIO sale will be at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission on Friday, July 21. All sales begin at 1:00 pm.

Sales on September 15 and October 20, and the anniversary sale on November 18 will follow. Call the Market Center office to consign cattle and obtain ear tags for the July sale or any future sales.

The NETBIO Preconditioned Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale give producers a market to offer their preconditioned calves and yearlings in load lot quantities. NETBIO holds eight preconditioned calf sales per year, which is the marketing arm for members of the organization.