Quality cattle was the trademark of a hot July Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) Sale held Wednesday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction.
A total of 222 NETBIO producer/members shipped 4,393 head of cattle to the market center for the special sale. The cattle were purchased by 28 buyers who paid an average of $775.94 per head for the cattle.
“It was a good sale and several buyers who usually come to the sale opted to participate over the Internet and bought quite a few cattle,” said David Fowler, Co-owner of the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission. A total of 1,250 head were sold to buyers over the Internet.
Fowler said a lot of the cattle sold were being shipped to the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado.
“The producers continue to do a great job of pre-conditioning their cattle,” Fowler said. “That is why buyers like to get these cattle — and that is why they come back for nearly every NETBIO sale to buy more.”
Auctioneer and co-owner Joe Don Pogue extended appreciation to the buyers and sellers for observing the COVID-19 guidelines that are necessary for gatherings.
The Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization holds eight Pre-Conditioned Stocker and Feeder Calf Sales per year. The sale is the marketing arm for the organization and gives them an opportunity to sell their pre-conditioned calves and yearlings in load lot quantities.
The next sale will be held at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission on Wednesday, Sept 16. The last weaning date for these calves is August 2, and the deadline for booster shots is August 17.
Sales are also scheduled for October 21, and the anniversary sale to be held on November 18.
To consign cattle and obtain ear tags for the July sale or future sales, just call 903-885-2455.