The NACA National Show was a wonderful event Nov 5 – 7 in lovely Meridian, MS. A beautifully run show, great cattle, and fine food was capped by belly wrenching laughter at the awards ceremony Saturday night. Thank you to the Eastern Corriente Association staff that worked so hard to make this all come together: Douglas Dale, Patty Dale, Dr. Newell, Tommy Jordan, and the list could go on. This was a real “family” effort by all in the region. One final note: If you are ever passing through Meridian, find the Kewanee One Stop (map) for the BEST BBQ of your life! They catered two nights of our events. Yum…but what you are all waiting for…the 2015 National Show Results:
Big Thanks To Our Show Sponsors:
Henderson Steel Corp.
Lauderdale Co. Ag Center
Vermeer & Davis Tractor
W-W Livestock Systems
Planters Supply Co.
Maples Gas Com.
Citizens National Bank
North American Corriente Association breeders were asked to supply the team roping cattle for the Professional Cowboys Finals Rodeo and the Dixie National Quarter Horse Show!
NACA breeders and stock contractors, Douglas Dale of Dale Cattle Co. and Tony Wilson of 4W Corrientes, supplied the cattle for the 20th annual PCFR held in Biloxi, Mississippi January 16th-19th, 2015. The top 15 headers & heelers from the Southeast as well as the top 15 competitors in the other rodeo events battled it out for the title of CHAMPION.
During and after the rodeo, nearly half the team ropers personally found the stock contractors and told them “That was the best set of cattle we have ever roped at the finals” or literally thanked them for bringing to cattle so it could roping contest and not a drawing contest. Continue reading →
To register your Corriente, every animal must have either a number brand or an ear tattoo for identification. You may know all about branding, but just in case you don’t, we have some great basic information that will help you get started! (go to part 1)
What number branding system should I use?
This is one of the more frequent questions asked by those who are just starting to register their corriente cattle. NACA leaves it up to the individual to set up their own number branding system. Continue reading →
To register your Corriente, every animal must have either a number brand or an ear tattoo for identification. You may know all about branding, but just in case you don’t, we have some great basic information that will help you get started! (go to part 2)
For those lucky enough to have grown up on a ranch, branding time may bring a rush of fond memories. For newcomers in the cattle business, it can be downright intimidating. Though procedures vary from ranch to ranch, the basics of branding stay the same.
It was a National show that brought:
….. spectacular weather,
….. impressive cattle in both confirmation as well as performance classes,
….. a little guitar playin’,
….. unlimited laughter,
….. multiple birthday celebrations and one 55th anniversary!
How much fun can one have in just a few days? Continue reading →
In the United States, Corriente cattle are usually not thought of as beef animals. If we sell our used roping cattle into the beef market pipeline, they will bring considerably less than similar weight cattle of the common beef breeds. This happens for a variety of reasons, Continue reading →
Zane Mai has put together a short video demonstrating the 3 stages of estrus in cattle. Many may think this is very basic information, but Zane remembers years ago when he synchronized his first set of cows, and didn’t have a clue what exactly he was looking for when went out to “heat check.” Continue reading →
Well, it was bound to happen. In thirty one years of NACA history and countless gatherings & shows, this one was memorable in its own unique way. It could be said that the event should have been called the NACA 2013 National Cattle SNOW & Ropings! To the best of recollection, there has never before been a show shut down due to a blizzard. What a weekend it was. Continue reading →
The Unique Corriente Breed
Corrientes are raised primarily for sports cattle, while preserving such natural attributes as high fertility, early maturity, trouble-free calving, and foraging efficiency, as well as disease and parasite resistance. This unique breed differs greatly in conformation, behavior and hardiness from cattle raised only for meat. Most of the production problems experienced by today’s cattlemen are a result of increasing size and weight in order to fit the current commodity market. Corrientes remain untainted by the manipulative animal husbandry which has affected and weakened many domestic animals. Continue reading →