Category Archives: Rodeo

Monday Morning Photo: Auctioneering for Exclusive Genetics

My family has been in the auction business for years and I have spent quite a few years as a auctioneer. My passion has always been working with livestock so I headed in that direction and left the auctioneering behind. I really liked selling and have been trying to figure out how to get to auctioneering a little again. I keep finding when you desire something it will manifest itself.

I got asked to do the auctioneering for Exclusive Genetics during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and am having lots of fun doing it.

~ Curt Pate

Bad Brahma Bull

It’s been a bull riding week for me.  It started with loading bulls at D & H Cattle to go to a futurity, then on to a PRCA rodeo in Alvarado, TX to watch Pistol Robinson win the bull riding. I also got to watch Allen Spoon, Darrell Robinson, and Sandy Kirby buck some young bulls at Hillsboro, TX.  Pistol, Marcus, and Nick (bull riders) were around all week and were good entertainment.  Daughter Mesa had a bull bucking in North Carolina at the PBR, but he didn’t buck very good.   After church in Hubbard, TX we had a rodeo meeting and talked about bucking bulls.  Then we headed up to Oklahoma on Monday, ended up working bulls most of the day Tuesday and bucking bulls that night.  All that and I have heard enough bull stories for a lifetime, so I figured ya’ll (that’s a word I learned about this week from Kelsey Tucker) ought to have to listen to this bull riding story.  It’s a good one.

~ Curt Pate

My wife, Tammy, qualified our bull, Sangre De Toro, in the top 25 for Exclusive Genetics Million Dollar Futurity in Las Vegas during the WNFR.

For most people when the daughter gets engaged, they end up with grand children.  We ended up with a bucking bull.

Tammy has done great with him and the Exclusive Genetics experience has been great.  If you have some extra cash and are interested in having a bucking bull it is a good way to do it.

As you can see in the photo I need to keep working on the fashion thing (Lori Darlin).  I think she is practicing Yoga even when flanking a bull, but it looks to me like she should relax and breath.

I will have the winning photo and picture of the big check in December.

~ Curt Pate