The Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) held its September cattle sale at the Sulphur Springs Livestock auction market Friday, Sep 16, selling 5,618 head of pre-conditioned calves and yearlings.
There was a lot of bidding and buying activity over the Internet, and Internet buyers bought a total of 435 heads of cattle. A total of 254 producers (NETBIO members) sold cattle at the sale. Twenty-eight buyers purchased cattle for all parts of Texas and surrounding states.
David Fowler, Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission co-owner and NETBIO board member, said, “It was a very good sale, and the market was good on all classes. We had a lot of buyers filling the seats in the market center audience.”
Fowler added that producers do a great job pre-conditioning their cattle for sale. As a result, buyers paid an average of $923.03 per head for all cattle sold at this sale. “We want to thank the producers and buyers,” Fowler said.
They broadcast all NETBIO auctions on the Internet through the Internet connection LiveAuctions.TV. Internet buyers can contact the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission office at 903-885-2455 for details. They should also register in advance to bid. For more information, visit their Web Site at www.sslivestockauctions.com.
The next NETBIO sale will be at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission on Friday, Oct 21. Following that sale will be the big anniversary sale event to be held on Friday, Nov 18.
This anniversary sale includes a BBQ lunch with all the trimmings, celebrating the nearly 25 years that NETBIO has been in operation. All the sales are at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission, beginning at 1:00 pm.