The May Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s (NETBIO) Pre-Conditioned Calf and Yearling Sale held Friday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission was a huge success despite the rainy weather.
A total of 244 NETBIO producers/members shipped 5,828 head of cattle to sell at the sale, and those cattle sold for an average of $846.28 per head.
“It was an excellent sale despite the weather, and we had a lot of buyer interest in cattle being purchased for summer grazing and as replacement cattle,” said David Fowler, co-owner of the livestock commission and a NETBIO director. “The market was good on all classes, and the cattle sold really well.”
“It was a very good offering of cattle, and buyers recognized the excellent quality,” Fowler said. “The demand for all weights and kinds of cattle was good, and it was again evident that producers are doing a great job of pre-conditioning and getting their cattle ready for this sale.”
There were 39 buyers, and 888 head of cattle were sold to buyers watching and bidding for cattle on the Internet.
The next sale will be at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission on Friday, July 16. Pre-conditioned calves must have been weaned at least 60 days before the sale and should start with a supplement program.
For those planning, following the July sale will be another on Friday, September 17.
The NETBIO Pre-Conditioned Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale is the marketing arm for organization members, giving producers a market to sell their pre-conditioned cattle in load lot quantities. NETBIO holds eight pre-conditioned cattle sales per year.