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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Calving in Full Swing!

We aren't officially supposed to be started calving until February 8, but the weather might be a factor in our early start. We started last Thursday and have over 40 head now.  They all seem to be doing good so far.  Other than we're a little lop-sided right now on the heifer calves, we'll see how it ends up when it's all said and done. We're excited for some of these new sires that we tried out...SimAngus Bulls Cowboy Cut & Main Event and Angus Bulls Remedy & Identity are two that we like the looks of.

Had to plow roads through the dryfarm to be able to make the checks. 

Thank goodness for the cedars! They can find a dry place to get up out of the snow & wind.

Check out the calving nest this girl made! Good mamma there!

Getting 'em mothered! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Here Come The Girls!

Check out the heifers' pictures! It was a cold, foggy morning the day we filmed them, where everything was completely white and we were worried we wouldn't get to take the pictures. About part way through, the fog cleared and the heifers came in and posed almost instantly. We were done in no time.  Unfortunately they couldn't be born as a bull & we can't keep everything, so decision time was a hard choice.  I wasn't invited to come that day!
Lot 110 D6 Hart Calvary (PB An) Heifer
Lot 122  DZ006 Boss Prowler (PB An) 

Lot 159 D811 Black Jack (An X Mx) Heifer

Lot 144 DA26  Range Boss (Sm x An) Heifer

Lot 157 DA61 Black Jack (An x Sm) Heifer

Lot 121 DA654 Boss Prowler (PB An) Heifer

Lot 123 DA720 Boss Prowler (PB An) Heifer

Lot 120 DB006 Boss Prowler (PB An) Heifer 

Lot 150 DB42  Michigan (An x Mx) Heifer

Lot 139 DB58 Right Time (Sm x An x Mx) Heifer

Lot 136 DB61 Spartan Sm x An x Mx) Heifer 

Lot 151 DB817 All Around (Sm x An x Mx) Heifer

Lot 127 DW028 Kramers Factor (PB An) Heifer

Lot 125 DY8181 Kramers Factor (PB An) Heifer

Lot 133 DZ240 Barker Upgrade (3/4 Sm 1/4 An) Heifer

Lot 131 DZ714 Tour of Duty (PB An) Heifer

Monday, January 23, 2017

Here Come The Bulls!

After spending a busy couple of days cleaning bulls & heifers, it's always nice to see the product of the hard work.  You hold your breath and hope that the pictures turn out good and you have some good ones to represent what you're offering.  The bulls didn't cooperate nearly as well as the heifers did for their pictures, but we thought they looked really good considering the nasty weather we've been having.  Flooding & below zero temperatures have been hammering us, but Braden has been working hard cleaning pens and keeping everyone clean & looking good.  Take a look for yourself and see what you think...of course anyone is welcome to come see them in person too.  It's quite impressive to get in amongst this group.
Lot 98 D44P Solution (Comm An) Bull

Lot 103 D55W Connealy Thunder (Comm An) Bull

 Lot 1 D15 JJ Nightride (3/4 Sm 1/4 An) Bull

Lot 92 D23 Hart Calvary (PB An) Bull

Lot 58 D816 Man Of War (3/8 SM 3/8 An 1/4 Mx) Bull

Lot 62  DZ259 Man Of War (3/8 Sm 1/2 Mx 1/8 An) Bull

Lot 72 D4049 Game Day (PB An) Bull

Lot 5  DSB240 All Around (3/4 Sm 1/4 Mx) Bull

Lot 67 D8037 Tour of Duty (PB An) Bull

Lot 64 D4 Payweight (PB An) Bull

Lot 43 D782 Michigan (1/4 Sm 3/4 An) Bull

Lot 2 DA57 Black Jack (PB Sm) Bull

Lot  16 DA70 JJ Nightride (3/8 Sm 7/16 An 3/16 Mx) Bull

Lot 14 DA122 Makers Mark (1/4 Sm 1/4 An 1/2 Mx) Bull

lot 68 DA8383 Tour of Duty (PB An) bull

Lot 32  DB57 Range Boss (1/4 Sm 1/2 An 1/4 Mx) Bull

Lot 48 DB62 Michigan (1/4 Sm 1/2 An 1/4 Mx) Bull

Lot  13 DB423 Makers Mark (1/2 Sm 1/2 An) Bull

Lot 77 DT515 O'Reilly Factor (PB An) bull

Lot 53 DBY240 All Around (1/2 Sm 1/4 An 1/4 Mx) Bull

Lot 38 DSM240 Upgrade (1/2 Sm 1/2 Mx) Bull

Lot 69 DU654 Tour of Duty (PB Angus) Bull

Lot 78 DX37 O'Reilly Factor  (PB An) Bull

Lot 51 DX43 (Black Jack) 5/8 Sm 1/4 An 1/48 Mx) Bull

Lot 10 DX65 Spartan (1/4 Sm 3/4 An) Bull

Lot 20  DX100 Barker Upgrade (5/8 Sm 3/8 An) Bull

Lot 29 DZ700 Right Time (1/2 Sm 3/8 An 1/8 Mx) Bull

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