The good, the bad...and the Corriente

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The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by MO-Ruminants » Mon May 20, 2019 8:38 am

Reviving the Corriente discussion.

Who has had experience with Corriente Cattle? Bash them or praise them based on your experience.

They have horns, they have no rear end, they are ugly etc. etc.

Burke Teichert once remarked "They never get sick and they always get pregnant".



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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by 1982vett » Mon May 20, 2019 12:37 pm

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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by TexasBred » Mon May 20, 2019 3:30 pm

MO-Ruminants wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:38 am
Reviving the Corriente discussion.

Who has had experience with Corriente Cattle? Bash them or praise them based on your experience.

They have horns, they have no rear end, they are ugly etc. etc.

Burke Teichert once remarked "They never get sick and they always get pregnant".
And that creates more junky corriente cattle.
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by ALACOWMAN » Mon May 20, 2019 4:00 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 3:30 pm
MO-Ruminants wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:38 am
Reviving the Corriente discussion.

Who has had experience with Corriente Cattle? Bash them or praise them based on your experience.

They have horns, they have no rear end, they are ugly etc. etc.

Burke Teichert once remarked "They never get sick and they always get pregnant".
And that creates more junky corriente cattle.
And the neighbors bull will always pass a BSE. With flying colors ..a body like peewee Herman.. with a scrotal Circumference of 37..
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon May 20, 2019 4:15 pm

Where would the rodeo be without them?
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Nesikep » Mon May 20, 2019 4:27 pm

one of my buddy's corriente angus crosses... bred to the right bull she actually makes decent looking calves.. I like cows with nice horns, though I wouldn't have a herd of them. They don't go through fences too much.. Over on the other hand.... yup.
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by ALACOWMAN » Mon May 20, 2019 4:46 pm

Nesikep wrote:
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one of my buddy's corriente angus crosses... bred to the right bull she actually makes decent looking calves.. I like cows with nice horns, though I wouldn't have a herd of them. They don't go through fences too much.. Over on the other hand.... yup.
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She's a decent looking cow..do you know the average birthweights on her calves?
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Nesikep » Mon May 20, 2019 4:51 pm

80ish lbs I think? I know they aren't tiny things, but they aren't monsters either
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Nesikep » Mon May 20, 2019 4:54 pm

Her calves are up and *GONE* as soon as they can, she's not a docile momma, so weighing calves isn't gonna happen.. Her last bull calf he never did manage to catch and band.. Turned out looking just like dad.
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by MO-Ruminants » Mon May 20, 2019 9:11 pm

We're not getting alot of raving reviews here. I was considering a follow up question about using cheap/tough/ugly Corriente cows to breed up to a specific type of cattle over several generations, but will refrain for fear of rotten produce being thrown.

Example:
Red Angus Bulls over Corriente cows. (two breeding pastures)
Heifer offspring bred back to Red Angus bulls from opposite breeding pasture
Cull/Select intensively and repeat

Why not just start with Red Angus cows and save the wasted years? Lower initial investment for cash-strapped would-be's.

Looks like I didn't refrain afterall.

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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Brute 23 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:53 pm

MO-Ruminants wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:11 pm
We're not getting alot of raving reviews here. I was considering a follow up question about using cheap/tough/ugly Corriente cows to breed up to a specific type of cattle over several generations, but will refrain for fear of rotten produce being thrown.

Example:
Red Angus Bulls over Corriente cows. (two breeding pastures)
Heifer offspring bred back to Red Angus bulls from opposite breeding pasture
Cull/Select intensively and repeat

Why not just start with Red Angus cows and save the wasted years? Lower initial investment for cash-strapped would-be's.

Looks like I didn't refrain afterall.
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon May 20, 2019 10:16 pm

It’s simple math and always has been.
Back forty calves bring low prices through the barn. Calves that grade a premium.
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Hippie Rancher » Tue May 21, 2019 12:50 am

they may be the only kind that can survive (read: thrive) in some environments

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2015/02 ... ought-cows
https://s3.amazonaws.com/peaktechnology ... _Study.pdf

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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Nesikep » Tue May 21, 2019 1:24 am

They have their place in rough country for sure!, but if you're in better land, start with a more suited cow... Unless you'd use them as ET recips, you'll see the corriente in the calves for YEARS!
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Re: The good, the bad...and the Corriente

Post by Brute 23 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 am

I would take up sewing before raising cattle on country that can only support corriente cattle (even though I have yet to see that country). Unless your in that niche of selling or renting them for roping its a waste. There are too many other breeds, composites, and crosses to choose from. I believe in low costs, low maintenance, etc but messing with correnties is past a point of no return and I have never seen it pan out. The LH x Char deal makes way more sense to me even though I still think it is unnecessary.
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