Corriente, a type of Criollo cattle, were originally brought to the Americas by the Spaniards in the late 1400s for meat, draft and milk. These hardy cattle are smaller, which makes them better suited for our rough country and semi-arid climate. They are naturally insect and disease resistant and select a wider variety of forages when they graze. They are, on the whole, much better for the environment than many other breeds of cattle and unlike most European breeds, are adapted to warmer climates and do not store as much exterior fat resulting in a leaner, healthier meat. Their meat is naturally juicy, tender and full of flavor.
Our seedstock Corriente/Criollo came from the Sierra de Durango, Mexico in the early 1990s.