Producers sold 5,444 head of pre-conditioned cattle at the December Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s (NETBIO) Calf and Yearling Sale held Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.
A total of 187 producer/members consigned and sold cattle in the sale.
“The cattle all looked very good and were in excellent condition,” said David Fowler, co-owner of the livestock commission and a NETBIO director.
“The buyers who come to the NETBIO sales look for quality cattle, and it was again evident that our producers offered the quality cattle they were looking for.”
When the sale was over, a total of 39 buyers had paid an average of $838.73 per head for the nearly 5,500 head of cattle.
Fowler said there was a good amount of bidding and buying activity over the Internet. As a result of the online activity, buyers purchased a total of 1,576 head of cattle over the Internet
The next NETBIO sale will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2022 and will kick off the new sale year. It will be followed by a sale scheduled on Feb. 18. All the NETBIO sales are held at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction Market and begin at 1 p.m.
The NETBIO Pre-Conditioned Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale gives producers a market place to offer their pre-conditioned calves and yearlings to buyers in load lot quantities. NETBIO holds eight pre-conditioned cattle sales per year.
Contributed by Paul Bailey. Photo courtesy NETBIO