Cattle producers sold 4,908 head of pre-conditioned calves and yearlings at the Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s (NETBIO) sale held Friday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction.
“We had a lot of good cattle consigned to the sale and there was a lot of interest from the buyers — both those at the sale and those buying over the Internet,” said David Fowler, co-owner of the livestock commission. A total of 29 buyers purchased the cattle. Over 800 head of the cattle were purchased by Internet buyers.
Fowler said the market was good and the quality of the cattle was excellent. A total of 229 sellers consigned cattle to the sale. When the sale was complete, the cattle ended up averaging $882.63 per head.
Three more NEBIO Pre-conditioned Calf and Yearling Sales are scheduled this year. The next sale will be held on Friday, September 17. The booster shot deadline for cattle in this sale is August 17. Another sale will be held on October 15. The booster shot deadline is Sept. 15.
The final sale of the year is the anniversary sale, slated for November 19. Producers need to wean those calves by Sept. 19 and give the final booster shot by Oct. 19.
The anniversary sale includes a BBQ lunch with all the trimmings. All the sales are held at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission, and they begin at 1 p.m.
For more information about NETBIO and the sales, call 903-885-2455.