3,924 head of cattle sold at auction

  • Auctioneer/co-owner Joe Don Pogue sells a pen of pre-conditioned cattle during the NETBIO sale held Wednesday. Courtesy
    Auctioneer/co-owner Joe Don Pogue sells a pen of pre-conditioned cattle during the NETBIO sale held Wednesday. Courtesy
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Over 1,000 sold to Internet buyers

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NETBIO

Producers sold 3,924 head of pre-conditioned cattle at the October Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) sale held Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.

A total of 164 NETBIO producer/members brought pre-conditioned cattle to the sale. The cattle were purchased by 31 buyers at an average of $774.86 per head.

“The market was good and the sale went very well,” said David Fowler, NETBIO board member and Livestock Commission co-owner. “NETBIO producers did a great job of getting their cattle ready to be sold. They looked good and the buyers liked them.”

Internet sales were again very active during this sale. A total of 1,057 head sold to buyers watching on the Internet at LMAauctions.com.

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 six pre-conditioned calf sales per year, which is the marketing arm for members of the organization.

The next sale will be the anniversary sale on Nov. 20 at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission. The consignment book has been closed for that sale, but NETBIO officials have added a Dec. 11 sale that is open for booking. Just call 903-885-2455.