The Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) marked its 25th year of service with a vibrant celebration on Friday, highlighted by a barbecue luncheon and an impressive sale featuring 5,257 head of cattle.
Kelsey and her team treated 400 NETBIO producers and guests to a delicious barbecue lunch. The event also showcased products from various companies for the sale crowd. Auctioneer Joe Don Pogue kicked off the sale of 5,257 pre-conditioned cattle after the lunch festivities.
NETBIO board member David Fowler, co-owner of Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission, expressed satisfaction with the anniversary sale. "It was a very good anniversary sale for the organization and offered a lot of good cattle to the buyers, and a big crowd of folks attended," Fowler stated.
Fowler noted that the market performed well, with significant online activity. Of the 5,257 head of cattle, 553 were successfully sold to buyers over the Internet.
A total of 231 producer/members of NETBIO contributed cattle to the sale, showcasing their dedication to pre-conditioning and preparing their cattle for the market. The demand was strong, resulting in 29 buyers purchasing cattle at an average price of $1,357.72 per head.
For those who missed the anniversary sale, there's another opportunity coming up. NETBIO will host another sale at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission on Friday, January 19, 2024.
The Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission is currently accepting consignments for the upcoming sale, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. To consign cattle and order tags, interested parties can contact the Livestock Market at 903-885-2455.
NETBIO, comprised of over 800 members, consists of independent cow/calf producers and agribusiness representatives collaborating to enhance the beef industry in Northeast Texas. The organization is renowned across the State of Texas and the Southeastern United States for its reputable offering of pre-conditioned cattle.