Upcoming Corriente Cattle Show – PACA 2017!!

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2017 PACA Show: September 21 – 23, 2017

CATTLE SHOW MANAGER:

Ron Luikens, (308) 765-0170

ROPING DIRECTORS:

TBD

Judges:

TBD – Bulls & Performance
TBD – Females & Get of Sire

Awards:

TBA

Request Show Packet:

Print Show Packet – Not yet available
Print Entry Forms
307-655-9489 or CLICK HERE TO EMAIL Ron Luikens

ENTRY POSTMARK/E-MAIL DEADLINE – September 15, 2017
(forms may be scanned / emailed, with $ due on arrival @ show)

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What is the best age to castrate Corriente bull calves?

A question that I am often asked is, “what is the best age to castrate bull calves?” We have found that the closer the calves are to a year in age, the better horn they will grow. The testosterone is what makes the base of the horn thicker. So the longer the calves have circulating testosterone, the stouter the horns are going to be. Early castration will cause the horns to be skinny and not as desirable for a quality roping animal.

The two most common ways to castrate are surgical (knife cut) or mechanical (banding or Burdizzo.) We band our bulls because it is easier on the cattle and us. You should always contact your veterinarian to discuss which is the best method for your program.

About the Author:
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Thank you to the author, longtime Corriente breeder and NACA member #2152, Russell Barham, Barham Cattle Company of Madisonville, TX.
His cattle won both Grand Champion Roping Animal and Reserve Grand Champion Roping Animal at the 2016 National Show in Meridian, Mississippi.

 

Plains Area Corriente Assn. 2016 Regional Show & Ropings

Go to: Show Results Page

The summer of 2016 was an exceptionally dry season for northeast Wyoming. Things had not improved much by the time the PACA Show rolled around in late September, which isn’t necessarily bad weather to gather Corriente folks and cattle. Nary a tenth of an inch of rain had fallen all summer. Ten breeders, 55 head of cattle spread across 87 class entries showed up in Gillette for the beginning of what was shaping up to be a fine weekend. After unloading, tagging & penning the cattle, the assembled Corriente crew gathered in the arena for a BBQ feast hosted by the PACA (catered again by Pokeys Smokehouse). Everyone enjoyed catching up with old friends over supper prior to the Fundraiser Auction. It’s truly a family reunion when the PACA gets all these dear friends together every fall – seriously. Continue reading

Marketing Your Corriente Cattle (Part 1)

douglas-dale-june29-2016There are many different ways to market Corriente Cattle, but as with any business it must start with a plan. I have listed tips that I hope will help new, and maybe even some established, Corriente breeders to be more successful raising and marketing their cattle.

First, there are many variables in different areas of the country such as when is the best time to calve, availability of forage, cost effectiveness of supplemental feed, etc. However, as with any business, there are several things we need to look into. They are product (Corrientes), location, target customer, promotion and price. Continue reading

Upcoming ECCA Show

2017 Eastern Corriente Cattle Show: November 1 – 4, 2017

CATTLE SHOW MANAGER:

Douglas Dale (601-799-4819)
CLICK HERE TO EMAIL Douglas Dale

ROPING DIRECTORS:

Douglas Dale

Judges:

TBA – Females & Get of Sire
TBA – Bulls & Performance

View or Print Show Packet:

Show Packet

ENTRY POSTMARK/E-MAIL DEADLINE – OCTOBER 18, 2017
(forms may be scanned / emailed, with $ due on arrival @ show)

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Show Schedule
Cattle Classes
Lodging

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April 2016 TCCA Show Results

The Texas Corriente Cattle Association would like to thank our sponsors, members, and contestants. You are what make our Regional Corriente Cattle show a success!

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Mud Creek Bull 511- Mud Creek Corrientes

Mud Creek Bull 511 – Mud Creek Corrientes

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL  

Mud Creek Bull 509 - Mud Creek Corrientes

Mud Creek Bull 509 – Mud Creek Corrientes

GRAND CHAMPION COW

American Cow 259 - Ruby Rose Cattle Co

American Cow 259 – Ruby Rose Cattle Co

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COW

A RAM Cow Terry 261 - Tyler & Tim Raley

A RAM Cow Terry 261 – Tyler & Tim Raley

 

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2015 National Show Results

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:

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Rose Bull 362 - Ruby Rose Cattle Co

Rose Bull 362 – Ruby Rose Cattle Co

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL  

Mud Creek Bull 407 - Mud Creek Corrientes

Mud Creek Bull 407 – Mud Creek Corrientes

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September 2015 PACA Show Results: Gillette, WY

Judges:
Marvin Knudson – Females and Performance;
Bill Mundorf – Bulls and Get of Sire

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Diamond A Bull 32 - Diamond A Cattle Co.

Diamond A Bull 32 – Diamond A Cattle Co.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL  

Coffelt Bull 1300 – Smith Canyon Ranch

Grand Champion Cow

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Smith Canyon Jessica – Smith Canyon Ranch

Reserve Champion Cow

Diamond A Cow 411 – LAZY L BAR CORRIENTES

Grand Champion Roping Animal

AG Little Sasquatch 3 - Diamond A Cattle Co.

AG Little Sasquatch 3 – Diamond A Cattle Co.

Reserve Champion Roping Animal

Sunnybrook Steer 144 – Sunnybrook Ranch

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NACA Corriente Cattle Shine in the SouthEast

PCA-logoNorth 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

Texas Corriente Cattle Assoc 2015 Show Results

The Texas Corriente Cattle Association would like to thank you for your support. The sponsors, members, and contestants are what make our Regional show a success.

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Rose Bull 362 – Ruby Rose Cattle Co
GC Bull & All Around

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL  

Coffelt Bull Phantom 309 – American Roping Cattle
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Branding Basics – Part 2

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)

Number Branding Cattle 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

Branding Basics – Part 1

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)

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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.

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Sept 2014 National Show Results: Gillette, WY

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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?
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