Occupation: Cattle Logistics Assistant
Education: Associate of Science Degree
Regional Shows Attended: 31
National Shows Attended: 20
- NACA Member Membership #75 Joined 1985
- PACA President 5yrs Current President PACA
- PACA Vice-President 3yrs
- PACA Show Manager 4yrs
- NACA Sanctioned Judge 1996 Judged 18 sanctioned shows
We started raising Corrientes before we started our family; our whole family is avid team ropers. I grew up on a dairy farm and have been blessed to be involved in the cattle industry my whole life. Our Corrientes has been and still is our family’s main enjoyment in and out of the arena.
My goal in life is to leave everything better than it was when I became involved with it. I will carry this philosophy with me as I serve my Corriente friends on the NACA Board of Directors. My goal for the NACA is to help strengthen its roots to help it grow and become more financially stable.
Russell Drury (term 2019)
530 Sycamore Road, Carriere, MS 39426 • 601-799-3550
Active Member of NACA – 1987 to Present
Occupation: Employed by USDA/Agricultural Research Service for 12 years
Education: Mississippi State University,
B.S. Animal Science 1999.
Organizations: USTRC, WSTR, Deep South team ropers Assn.
I have attended numerous national and regional NACA sanctioned shows in every region of the U S. My wife Tonia and I run 40 Full blood Corriente mother cows on a small farm in southern Mississippi. It has been a privilege to be associated with such a great organization such as the NACA.
David “Uno” Woodham (term ends 2021)
Address: 187 Jamar Dr. Weatherford TX 76088
Occupation: Semi Retired
Education: Associates degree, Applied Aircraft Science, CCAF
Regional Shows Attended: 5
National Shows Attended: 3
Organizations: Texas Corriente Association “Board Member”, USAF Sergeants Association, USTRC
I became interested in raising a few cattle strictly for meat back in 2012-2013; I met David Rose though a family connection and he convinced me to forget the beef cattle, the Corriente breed was the way to go, easier to work, less expensive to feed and we can rope them. I started slow with 3 Wagon Mound Heifers I bought from Ricky Mara and have increased my herd to 22 cows plus calves by the end of 2018. I grew up with a love for rodeo and spent my time at the bucking chute end of the arena. After I finally decided I was too old to still try and ride bulls I knew it was time to start roping and having the Corriente cattle was my segue to team roping opportunities. I retired from the USAF in 1995 and went to work for Yamaha and retired from there in 2017. Since retirement I’ve been full time in the Corriente business with David Rose, we share several lease pastures so I’m able to be around our herds almost daily. I’m single with an extensive family scattered across N. Texas.
Goals for NACA/Why you are interested in being on the Board:
My reason for wanting to be a board member for the NACA is pretty simple, I want to grow this association and breed. I think the past board members have done an outstanding job in promoting the breed and I’d like to see how I can help moving it to the next level. We already know the Corriente is the best option for the team roper or the bulldogger; I want to see how we can grow the beef side of this business and capitalize on the full potential of our cattle. I’d spend my time, working with others in doing to see that happen. There are already many current members who have found a way to grow this market. Though our beef conference calls I’ve had the opportunity to hear a lot of great ideas. I’d like to take that a step farther and I think by being active on the board I could help us maximize the opportunities for all breeders.
PO Box 713, McNeil, MS 39457 • 601-799-4819
I am a third generation cattleman and have been the full-time ranch manager for Rocking T Bar ranch for the last 19 years. I graduated from Mississippi State University in 1994 with a degree in Agricultural Economics.
Having been an avid team roper for 28 years, I began to appreciate the durability of corriente roping cattle many years ago. My wife, Patty, and I began buying corriente roping cattle from NACA breeders in 2002 for practice cattle but began to produce team ropings in 2003. As we produced more and bigger ropings, the demand for good stock increased. I began buying a select group of heifers from reputable NACA breeders as well as steers. We selected only the heifers that roped the best for the longest to start our cow herd. We only bought cattle from breeders that did the same.
We now have over 100 head of corriente females with the majority being NACA registered. Not only do I enjoy producing numbers of good roping stock, my focus has turned to producing high quality seed stock especially for the Eastern U.S.
My wife and i have been members of the Eastern Corriente Association since it’s beginning and I am serving my 4th term as president of the ECA.
With the high demand for corriente roping cattle, now is the prime opportunity for someone to become an NACA breeder. With the down markets of a few years ago and the severe drought in the heart of corriente country the last several years, I believe the NACA breeders that have stuck it out should be paid a premium for the cream of the crop that they have preserved. These devout breeders have only kept the very best cattle through these hard times and we as an association will only benefit from the intense culling that was done.
I know, as in any breed, there are those who produce numbers and those who produce seed stock. At this time the numbers aren’t there. It is a prime opportunity as NACA breeders to work together and grow this association to its former glory.
With your support, I would like to make sure this terrific breed of cattle will continue to gain the recognition it deserves.
Rick Schlutz – Secretary (term 2020)
ADDRESS: 41610 270th Avenue, Russell, Iowa 50238
FAMILY: wife, Kathy (of 50 years); two children; five grandchildren
OCCUPATION: Iowa State Conservation Offiicer/Retired;
Corriente cattle rancher
EDUCATION: BS, Iowa State University
REGIONAL SHOWS ATTENDED: 5
NATIONAL SHOWS ATTENDED: 3
ORGANIZATIONS: Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Food Cooperative, and NACA; we have been life members of NACA since 1999.
We started raising Corrientes back in the 1990’s while our son attended Fort Scott Community College and Panhandle State University on rodeo scholarship. We were just going to raise our own practice cattle. Now we have about 90 mama cows and 300 performance cattle. We sell some calves, lease team roping cattle, lease cattle for tailings, and sell a few heifers each year. We also have a packaged meat business. We sell Corriente grass-fed, free-range beef mostly in the Des Moines metro area and across Iowa. The labor for all of this is divided between my wife and I as well as our son and his family. We also started a Corriente and roping cattle sale in Russell, Iowa. This year will be our 6th annual sale.
I would like to be on the NACA Board of Directors because I think the future for our chosen breed is bright. I would like to help guide the Association along so that all of the members can take advantage of the opportunities that are out there.
The beef aspect of the breed is huge. Every metropolitan area in the country is a mostly untapped market for our beef. The taste, tenderness and health benefits of Corriente beef are as good as, or better than, any other brand of cattle going. The Corriente cow is a perfect fit for open-minded entrepreneurial people who want to take full advantage of their opportunities.