Reports from members around the country tell of :
Record high prices
Vigorous demand for steers, bulls, heifers and mother cows.
Low cattle supplies
and a growing recognition of the attributes of the Corriente
The market is likely to remain very strong in the near future.
Woo Hoo! But I’m not done yet….
Stock contractors and team ropers are hunting hard for steers,
the USTRC has sanctioned the use of Corriente heifers at their events to increase the supply of good roping stock.
Beef prices are sky high, so plastic horns on muleys is not a cheaper option.
And history has proven that high fuel prices may cause ropers to double up in their trucks, but it doesn’t keep them out of the arena.
The growing interest in Corriente beef is also proving to be a lucrative market for used roping stock, which gives a whole new meaning to “salvage value”. Hard work accomplished in the past by NACA members to include Corriente as an Ark of Taste breed for Slow Food International has brought attention and marketing opportunities for Corriente producers. In a recent survey of members I received comments from a surprising number of producers across the country that are building markets for lean, healthy Corriente beef that consumers are demanding.
Diverse marketing options that the Corriente offers have always been one of the strengths of the business.
Unparalleled performances in the arena,
the low impact on land and riparian areas,
ability to utilize marginal forage,
graze noxious weeds,
provide healthy beef and
of course, seed stock for continuing and improving our herds,
Due to the versatility of this incredible breed, we can lean and sway through the tough times and survive just like the Corriente has.
In closing, I would like thank you for your loyalty to the NACA.
Thank you for choosing to register your cattle in our herd book .
Thank you for your part in the preservation of the Corriente cow.
Hope to see you in Gillette!