The Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization, in cooperation with the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission, will host two big NETBIO sales events to kick off 2018.
The first of the new year will be the regularly scheduled NETBIO Pre-Conditioned Stocker/Feeder Calf Sale on Wednesday, January 17. The second 2018 sale will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, the newest addition to the NETBIO annual sale schedule. Both sales will begin on 1 p.m. and will be held at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction.
The second sale, slated for Feb. 21, has been added to the NETBIO schedule due to the increased demand from organization members wanting to sell their pre-conditioned calves and yearlings.
The consignment book on the January 17 sale was closed before the end of the year after registering nearly 8,000 head for sale.
“We want to accommodate all of the producers who have pre-conditioned cattle ready for the NETBIO sale,” said Sulphur Springs Livestock co-owner David Fowler.
Producers have already consigned more than 2,000 head for the February sale. The consignment book for that sale will remain open and producers are urged to consign their cattle and schedule their delivery as early as possible. Just call the Livestock Sale office for ear tags and scheduling.
Fowler and co-owner Joe Don Pogue are expecting the demand to be good for the cattle selling at these two winter months.
Like all the NETBIO sales, these two sales will be broadcast on the Internet and the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction will be accepting bids at LMA Auctions.com. Internet buyers should register in advance in order to bid.
For more information on these sales, call 903-885-2455 or visit their Web Site at www.sslivestockauctions.com.