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The North American Corriente Association was established in 1982 to promote and preserve the Corriente breed in the U.S. and Canada. A small group of interested ranchers agreed to join forces to perpetuate the breed in North America by forming an association. The motivating force came from the difficulty they themselves had finding good, healthy Mexican steers of traditional Corriente type to rope and bulldog. 

The NACA's most important function is to institute the cattle registry. This record documents the pedigrees of all registered animals so that breeders and buyers can be assured of their genetic background and standard characteristics. Today, the NACA has grown to not only provide our members with an accurate cattle registry, but to provide our members with educational activities, a cattle show, and a members-only team roping.

Our Story
 

Meet The Board of Directors

Nikki Ashley

Nikki Ashley

Ron Luikens

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Dusty Schwartz

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Ron Luikens

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Darrell Miller

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Scott Backer

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Nikki Ashley - Bad River Jerky 

Executive Director

Chamberlain, SD

(605) 730-8430 / nikki@corriente.us

Ron Luikens - Lazy L Bar Corrientes

President

Scottsbluff, NE

(308) 765-0170 / rjl@vistabeam.com

Term Expires 2026

Dusty Schwartz - Silver Dollar Roping Cattle

Vice President

Mullen, NE

(308) 546-7317 / dustin.schwartz@doane.edu

Term Expires 2025

Darrell Miller - G/M Cattle Co.

Secretary

Pukwana, SD

(605) 605-680-0326 / miller@midstatesd.net

Term Expires 2026

Scott Backer - Exaclibur Cattle Company

Treasurer 

Bowie, TX

(940) 255-7727 / reddirtroper66@gmail.com

Term Expires 2025

Russell Barham - Barham Cattle Co

Board Member

Madisonville, TX

(936) 348-5994 / barham1965@gmail.com

Term Expires 2024

Advisory Board

Diamond A Cattle Company

Tucker Ashley - Pukwana, SD

 

Cates Ranch

Ginny Cates - Wagon Mound, NM 

 

Sunnybrook Ranch

David Lewis - Hot Springs SD

 

6 Ranch

Liza Jane McAlister - Enterprise, OR

Marvin Knutson - Garry Owen, MT

Bill Mundorf - Edgemont, SD

Craig Nichols - Madras, OR

Past Presidents of the NACA

-Established in 1982-

1982 -  Tucker Ashley

1987  - Marvin Knutson

1992 -  Darrell Currie

1993 -  Thurman Mullins

1995 -  Jim Watkins

1997 -  Dave Lewis

1999 -  Jeff Poole

2001 -  Mel Gnatkowski

2005 -  Kinnan Golemon

2010 -  Ron Long

2012 -  Liza Jane Nichols

2013  - Ricky Mara

2018 -  Calvin Schwartz

2020 -  Rick Schlutz

2021 -  Joshua Martinez

2023 -  Colleen Walker

2024 - Ron Luikens

Our Sponsors

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James Family Trust

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Lazy E Arena

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Texas Corriente

Cattle Association

Our Partners

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Texas Corriente

Cattle Association

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Southwest Corriente Cattle

Association

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Bad River Jerky

Chamberlain, SD

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Eastern Corriente

Cattle Association

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Plains Area Corriente

Cattle Association

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