Producers sold 4,882 head of pre-conditioned cattle at the January Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) sale held Friday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission
A total of 248 NETBIO producer/members consigned cattle to the sale. There were 26 buyers who purchased the cattle at an average price of $889.39 per head. Buyers viewing on the Internet purchased 1,302 head.
“The sale went very well, and the market was active,” said David Fowler, co-owner of the livestock commission. “The Internet was busy, and we had some new buyers both online and in person at the market center.”
Fowler added that the cattle looked good and they all held up very well through the cold weather — mainly because they were all pre-conditioned and in excellent health.
The next sale will be will be held on Friday, February 18 at 1 p.m. at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission. NETBIO members can also be getting their cattle ready for the sale coming up on Friday, March 18.
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 seven pre-conditioned calf sales per year, which is the marketing arm for members of the organization.
For more information about the NETBIO organization or the sales, call Fowler or Joe Don Pogue at 903-885-2455 or email them at email@example.com.
Contributed by Paul Bailey