Barker Cattle Co is a family owned and operated ranch located in the beautiful mountains of southeastern Idaho; specializing in bulls, heifers, and show steers.




tosalott@atcnet.net * 1164 E 2000 S Elba, ID 83342 * Ruel 801-792-1036 * Tyler 801-372-0996 * Tom 208-312-3085 * Ranch 208-638-5571

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Row, Row, Row your boat!

Tom commented the other day this weather is acting just like a woman...can't make up it's mind what it's going to do.  One day it's in the minus temperatures, the next it's up to 40 degrees. One day it's a white out with a foot of snow coming, and the next it's raining with flood waters, ice, & slush everywhere.  The only consolation is we're not trying to calve in it.  Hopefully it will be settled down by that time. 

Driving into Malta at the Farm.

Barrow pits full spilling into alfalfa field

Heifer's Feedyard...so far stayin' dry and loving their fresh straw

Snow melting right into the field

Braden & Aubrey's Riverfront View!

Keeping it out of the bull's pen and headed down the alley

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lot 1 Progressing Nicely!

Thanks to Kylie Kunzler from Park Valley, UT for sharing some pictures of her & Lot 1 at some local Jackpot shows they have attended.  We love to hear how things are going, so please send along your pictures & touch base with us too! Nice job, Kylie!  Keep up the good work.

"He has been really fun to play with and show! He's eating well and we have taken him to two jackpots these past few months. The first one was the Fall Kickoff in Spanish fork. He won class 6 and weighed in at 670lbs. Christmas Classic jackpot: He won class 6 again and weighed in at 694. He's been really fun to show and can't wait to see what he keeps doing in the future. The next jackpot is the 10th and 11th of February, its the Breeders Cup in Hurricane. Here's some pictures of the past shows!" 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Season's Greetings!

We hope you all had a good Christmas and we're looking forward to this New Year, 2017 and all the new adventures to come for Barker Cattle Co.

Livin' the Dream! Come Snow or Shine the work still has to be done. 

Thanks to the Clipping Crew for knocking out 75 head in 2 days!! Sure am glad they are able to do this for us. It's a big job to get ready for picture day coming up soon.  The registrations are coming in and catalog info will soon be submitted.  It's fun to have it all coming together, but what a big job! 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Love what you do!

If you can't be with family and love what you do for a living, life wouldn't be very worthwhile. We consider ourselves blessed to get to do both. Fall work is coming to a close as the first snow has hit the mountains and now in the Valley.

Sorting cows to trail to Malta. A Family Affair.

1st snowfall tipped the Mountains in the middle of November. 

There was some deer hunting that had to be done as well!

Long couple of days hunting was rewarded in the end!

Bulls in feedyard

Liver Biopsies

Spreadin' the Straw. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016


We appreciated all those who came to visit us for the Steer & Heifer Preview and are excited to get all the calves delivered to their new homes.  We have provided the genetics, now it's your turn to provide the feed & care to make a CHAMPION!
Make sure you get one she can play with too!

A Family Event

Study and look 'em over

Brotherly opinions.

We love this time of the year, when it's a little calmer after the business of summer. Time to gear up for the Winter and all the work that brings with it. Might as well enjoy the nice days with cool nights The moisture we've been getting is making the grass grow a little too. Calves have all been weaned now and the mamas are back out to grass pastures.  Will probably have to wait until snow flies to bring them in and preg check since they seem so content where they are. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Very Happy 80th Bday!

We want to wish Ruel a Happy 80th Bday and hope he knows how much he means to us here at Barker Cattle. We appreciate the family traditions that he ensures are incorporated in our business as well as making sure all our needs are met.  As we get ready to prepare for the upcoming Steer Sale we are a little worried about doing it without him (and Kay!). But we wish them safe travels on their cruise and look forward to seeing and hearing all about their trip.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pedigrees & Sires

Thought it might be interesting to compile some of the pictures and pedigree information for the steers & heifers we're selling.

              Man O'War purchased from Yardley Cattle

                                                             Beaver, UT-Semen Available.

                                                 Sire to Lots 13, 16, 21, 22, 94, 98

                                Mr. OHL Cornerstone 394Z ½ Sm 3/8 Ma 1/8 An
                                                          Sire to Lot 14, 15, & 18

                                             Sire to Dam of Lots 18, 95, & 96

                                           Sire to Dam of Lots 1, 2, 5, 21, 92