Producers sold over 5,000 head of cattle at the September Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s (NETBIO) Sale held Wednesday (Sept. 16) at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.
“It was a good sale and the market was good all the way through the sale,” said David Fowler, co-owner of the livestock commission and a NETBIO director.
A total of 226 producer/members consigned 5050 head of Pre-conditioned cattle to the sale.
“The buyers look for quality cattle at the NETBIO sales, and it was again evident that our producers offered the quality cattle they were looking for,” Fowler said. “We had a lot of bidding and buying activity over the Internet.”
Fowler pointed out that some buyers who had not attended the sale in person for a while due to COVID19 restrictions were back at the market center.
When the sale concluded, a total of 37 buyers had paid an average of $797.31 per head for the cattle.
Fowler and Livestock Commission co-owner and NETBIO Director Joe Don Pogue remind producers and buyers that beginning in January 2021, NETBIO board members have changed the sale days from the third Wednesdays to the third Fridays of the months that the sales are held.
In addition, NETBIO will require that cattle consigned to the sale be weaned 60 days instead of 45 days. Producers should keep in mind that in view of the change, November 15, 2020 will be the last day to wean calves for the January 15, 2021 sale —and the last boosting date for that first sale of 2021will be December 15, 2020.
The NETBIO Pre-Conditioned Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale gives producers a market to offer their pre-conditioned calves and yearlings in load lot quantities. NETBIO holds eight pre-conditioned calf sales per year, which is the marketing arm for members of the organization.
The next NETBIO sale will be held at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission market center on October 21, and the final sale of 2020 will be the anniversary sale event slated for November 18.
For information, call 903-885-2455 or go to www.sslivestockauctions.com.