Rick Schlutz – President (term 2023)
Address: 41610 270th Avenue, Russell, Iowa 50238
Phone: (641) 535-2483
Family: Wife, Kathy (of 50 years); two children; five grandchildren
Occupation: Iowa State Conservation Officer/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.
Audie Morris-Vice President (term 2022)
Address: 3943 Farm Rd 2265, Chico, TX 76431
I grew up in Chico Texas where I still live, on the same ranch that’s been in my family since 1888. I’ve raised cattle and grown hay at this ranch for the last 60 plus years.
I attended college at the greatest university in Texas, Texas A&M where I majored in “Cows and Plows” and graduated in 1978.
I married my wife Lynn 38 years ago, we have a daughter and two grandchildren who I’ve already started in the Corriente business and they are current NACA members.
I was a professional fire fighter for 28 years and retired in 2016 and now between Team Roping, raising cattle and hay I’m certainly enjoying the “retired” life.
I first got into the Corriente cattle breed back in 2012, I’ve continued to raise beef cattle but have grown to love the Corriente cow, their versatility, hardiness, ease of maintenance makes them a true joy to work with and it’s always fun to rope your own cattle.
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.
David “Uno” Woodham (term ends 2021) Secretary
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.