Producers from throughout the area sold 2,898 head of pre-conditioned calves and yearlings at the October Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) sale held Friday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.
“We had a lot of good cattle consigned to the sale, and they sold very well,” Sulphur Springs Livestock co-owner and NETBIO board member David Fowler said. “The market was steady overall.”
A total of 142 NETBIO members and producers brought cattle to the sale. The cattle sold for an average of $854.13 per head.
According to the auctioneer, board member, and Sulfur Springs Livestock co-owner Joe Don Pogue, twenty-two buyers purchased all the cattle, some of whom were buying over the Internet. He said a total of 726-head went to bidders on the Internet.
The next sale will be NETBIO’s 21st-anniversary event is slated for Friday, November 19. Buyers, sellers, and friends will enjoy a barbeque lunch beginning at 11:00 am. The sale starts at 1:00 pm at the Livestock Commission auction market. The consignment books have been closed on that sale for several weeks.
The NETBIO Pre-Conditioned Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale give producers a market to offer their pre-conditioned calves and yearlings in load lot quantities. NETBIO holds six pre-conditioned calf sales per year, which is the marketing arm for members of the organization.