We have two openings on the NACA Board of Directors in the next election. The election will be held in Gillette, WY during the Plains Area Corriente Cattle Show and Membership Meeting, Sept 19-21, 2019. Ballots will be emailed out to all active and lifetime members. You may mail in your completed ballot to the office, vote online, call the office or turn in your ballot during the membership meeting in September. One ballot is counted per membership number.
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Dale Nauman is a rancher and auctioneer who lives in Gettysburg, South Dakota. He owns the Tumbling “7” Ranch, where he runs between 90 and 100 female Corrientes and sells roping, dogging and breeding cattle. He has previously served on NACA’s board of directors. He has also served on the fair board and the extension board for more than 20 years and the State Extension Advisory Board of South Dakota State University for 13 years. He is a former president and director of the South Dakota Auctioneers Association and the South Dakota Association of Fairs and Events. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and the American Legion. He has attended more than 10 regional shows and 6 national shows. He and his wife Sandy have been married for half a century and have three children, six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Dale says, “Goals for NACA are and should always be never ending. Memberships are the basis for any organization. It is a must in order to support the programs within the association. With the new secretary continuing the programs already in place, I’m confident there will be new ideas coming forward. I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me to serve on the board of directors previously and would be willing to serve again.” Dale says he also prefers face-to-face meetings when possible. “When you have people sit down at a table ideas seem to come out more easily than over the phone.”
Tim Hargis runs approximately 150 head of cattle and 50 head of Corriente cattle on the fourth generation family ranch he is currently rebuilding in Hindsville, Arkansas. Tim has a bachelors degree in business from Arkansas Tech University, where he was also a member of several sports organizations. Tim is a former member of AQHA, president of two civic clubs and currently serves on the board of the Business and Industry Foundation. Tim has also coached youth baseball for a number of years and is a Vietnam veteran. Tim and his wife, a retired school teacher, have a son in the ranching business and a daughter who works in the environment industry. Tim says his goals for NACA are to improve the success of the Corriente cattle industry, help make a more available market for Corriente beef, and increase demand for the breed. He says, “We have a very underrated and unknown breed that can become a much larger part of the cattle industry with the right presentation. I would like to learn more from experienced people in the industry and work together and accomplish increasing the success of Corriente cattle.”
Audie grew up in Chico, Texas where he still lives on the same ranch that’s been in his family since 1888. He has raised cattle and grown hay on the ranch for more than 60 years.
He attended college at Texas A&M where he majored in “Cows and Plows” and graduated in 1978. He married his wife, Lynn, 38 years ago. The couple have a daughter and two grandchildren. Audie has already started his grandchildren in the Corriente business and they are current NACA members. He was a professional fire fighter for 28 years and retired in 2016, although between team roping, raising cattle and growing hay, he’s certainly enjoying a different kind of retirement. He first got into the Corriente cattle business back in 2012, but has continued to raise beef cattle. He has grown to love the Corriente cow for their versatility, hardiness and ease of maintenance, which makes them a true joy to work with. Besides, it’s always fun to rope your own cattle. He says, “I wanted to throw my hat in the ring for a position on the NACA board because I believe I can bring my past experiences as a cattle breeder and roper and offer a new insight to the board and participate as a team member with the great group already in place.” Audie
Ray Radford lives in Smyrna, Tennessee. He runs 250 head of purebred Corriente cattle, which has been his full time job for the past 16 years. He has been a member of the Young Farmers and Homemakers for 8 years, president of the Rutherford County Cattlemen’s Association for 6 years, president of the Music City Corriente Association for 5 years and an active member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church since 1999. He has attended 10 regional shows and 4 national shows. Ray says, “My first love was hunting and fishing, when I found out you could make a dollar with cows, well they moved up on the list.” Ray regularly shares his passion for cattle ranching with children in his community. He and his wife Doris have been married for thirty years. When it comes to his goals for NACA, he says, “I believe we as Corriente breeders have one of the most marketable products. There are processing plants across the US that will buy cattle off of pasture and pay you a rail price. This is equal or more than a sale barn would pay. This will keep cheap priced cattle off the market, this helps us protect our market. When we protect our market these Corrientes will demand fair and better prices. Locating and making available these processors is a good start.” Ray