Cold weather didn’t keep the producers from consigning cattle to the January Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s (NETBIO) pre-conditioned calf and yearling sale held Friday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission auction market.
A total of 198 producer members of NETBIO shipped in 4,428 head of calves and yearlings to be sold at the sale, and 35 buyers paid an average of $770.89 per head for the cattle.
The sale enjoyed good buyer attendance and “the cattle sold very well,” according to Livestock Commission co-owner and NETBIO board member David Fowler.
“We had a lot of good quality cattle and the buyers recognized that,” Fowler said. “Good cattle sell good and the producers are doing a great job of getting their cattle pre-conditioned and ready for the sale,” Fowler added.
There was a lot of bidding over the Internet from buyers watching the sale live. Nearly 500 head went to those bidding and buying over the Internet.
NETBIO members are already pre-conditioning their cattle the next sale to be held on Friday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. inj the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction Market. Those calves will have been weaned for 60 days and have booster shots by of Jan. 19.
Producers are also preparing for a sale to be held on Friday, March 19. They will be weaned for 60 days and given final booster shots by Feb. 18.
For more information about the NETBIO organization or the sales, call Fowler or Joe Don Pogue at 903-885-2455 or go to their Web site at www.sslivestockauctions.com.