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NETBIO Cattle Producers Sell Nearly 3,000 Head Of Cattle

Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission co-owner David Fowler, right, visits with cattle producer Gabe Stout before the NETBIO sale began.
Auctioneer Joe Don Pogue calls for bids on Lot 131 of the October NETBIO sale held Friday. Producers sold nearly 3,000 head of pre-conditioned calves and yearlings at the sale.

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.