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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.

addresses

Website: www.barkercattle.com
Ranch Address: 1164 E 2000 S Elba, ID 83342
Ruel Barker 801-792-1036 ***Tyler Barker 801-372-0996
Tom Ottley 208-312-3085 ***Braden Ottley 208-650-6295
***Bowdrie Ottley 208-340-4464
Ranch 208-638-5571

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bull Sale 2018

 We were very happy to have the day of the Bull Sale Finally here! It takes a lot of work to put a sale together and when it's finally done, it's a Nice Feeling! We'll be on the road now delivering to the various destinations.  Thanks to our customers for their support, and the many family & friends who came to help out in numerous ways. We appreciated you all. 
Getting the office ready to go

A family reunion. 

Always nice to see the stands fill up.

A good crowd for us! 
And the bidding has begun! 

Why do these cute girls have to grow up so fast? 

Al the way from Brazil, exchange student Gabi helped us out by being the photographer for the  day.  

Long Time Friends, Gene & Bonnie Ostler took home the top selling bull today, Lot 1. He's a good one! 

We believe in the future of Agriculture, and are happy to present this check to our local FFA Chapter at Raft River High School for 1% of the proceeds from purchases within the school boundaries. 

A wonderful meal and good treats were in abundance. You know it will be good with Kay in charge! 
Thanks for the help in the kitchen. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Reflecting & Looking Ahead

Time has flown since the steer sale and things didn't seem to slow down much. Just a different season and same routines that signal a new year has begun. Looking back it was a year where we lost some who were close to us, but also gained some new additions as well.


Barker Family 

While we cherish the memories of friends and family members who left us, we are excited for what the future holds with new babies, the next generation of kids/grandkids progressing in their lives, missionaries returning from 2 years of successful service, and Newly Weds starting their eternal lives together. 
Tyler & Amanda Barker Family

Tom & Sally Ottley Family

We are thankful for our blessings of having families and the privilege to be involved in Agriculture. We love the Elba Valley we call Home and are extremely grateful for associations with the good people we work with.  Let's make 2018 the best yet!


How can it be possible we are marching head on into bull sale time? Catalogs are in the making and soon to hit mailboxes. Check out this stout guy! He was one of those selected to clean up and picture, and just seems to say "Take my picture!" But there's plenty of good ones to choose from. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Girl Power!

Did we mention how many great heifers we have this year? We usually don't want to put too many in our Fall sale, however there were just so many good ones to pick from this year, it was too hard to cut anyone....so here they are!

Barker Cattle Company 2017 Club Calf Preview, Saturday October 14 10am-5pm.
Come join us for lunch and stay for a while and visit. 

 It's nice at the end of the day to get chores done, pause for a minute and look at all your hard work in one place. We've been spending a lot of time getting things ready for our Preview Day this weekend, but when we look at this picture, it reminds us that we do need to take time to look around and appreciate all that we have. A beautiful valley to live, work, and spend time with our family doing the things that some people only read about in books or magazines. We hope to have a good group come visit us on Saturday and enjoy this with us as well.  Weather forecast is saying it will be cold, so grab your jacket and don't worry...Kay will have plenty of good food to keep you warmed up!

Two happy people that all the steers & heifers are clipped, pictured, & videoed! 


Friday, October 6, 2017

A few more for the Line-up!

We're getting a few more done every day in between hunting times, that is! As we're going down through the Line-up, we are pleasantly surprised as we clip and picture them. There seem to be more good ones clear through. Check them out for yourself!

Meet Big Bertha! Lot #11 EA812. She should've been a steer with the markings she has and powerful back end, but could raise some cool clubbies for someone in the future. 


We told you the calves were only getting better & better as time is progressing. Here's the proof. 

Lot 1 EX131 One In The Chamber. He ripples when he walks, he is just full of natural muscling and depth! 


What a STUD! Lot 2 ES865 Ready To Roll to someone's house that wants a quality package. 



Lot 47 E804 Unstoppable with her red coloring you gotta love her look! 

Lucky #13 could be your winner! Lot 13 that is...ETH221 One In The Chamber sire. 

 

Little Pooh Bear! Lot 14 EM8, came to the corral early as his mamma didn't have much milk. We knew he could make a great club calf, so we started him on grain and he's done great! 


Lot 20 EZ55 General Lee x Mercedes Benz


Lot 18 EK50 Another one that came to the corral early because his mom died. He definitely catches your eye. 


Lot 19 K77 Kahuna. His mom broke her leg as a heifer, and we babied her back to health. She has produced showcalves for years and we're sad to say this will be the finale. 



Lot 21 EW114 General Lee 



Lot 50 EX72 Ready To Roll Heifer. Really like her!  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Showcalves on Parade!

We've been trying to gather cows off the Forest Permit and didn't quite get to clipping and picturing as many of the calves as we had hoped to have done by now. A week of rainy days didn't help our situation either as it's taking us longer to clean them up and is a real job to keep them clean for pictures. But, when you get them all together they're shaping up to be a nice line up and we're liking what we're seeing so far! Let us know who your favorite is!! 

 In the meantime, we'll be working on getting a few more done every day and hope to have them all videoed by next Saturday and on the website Monday. C'mon over if you want to dig in and see what it's all about! 

Lot #44 EB50 is a favorite in the heifer pen with her blaze face and super stout look. And a nice disposition to top it all off!

We use whoever is handy in the picture pen, so if you're skipping school, this is where you might end up! Her Dad was telling her don't move....

But it's just too hard to hold still & not scream when it's that close to you!! Not sure who was the most scared!! 



And then he walked over and gave us this shot! Lot #3 EX62 A view from Behind...Just in case you couldn't see how thick he was from the side profile! 









Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Successes!

Congrats to Kylie Kunzler with Lot 1 DZ500 No Surprise steer purchased from our online sale last year. You did a great job feeding and working with this steer. Congrats on your 3rd place overall finish at the  Utah State Fair.

Kylie Kunzler with Lot 1 DZ500 No Surprise Steer

 Fall work continues on gathering cows in to get ready for weaning time. The feed has dried out, and with so much grass out there we hope the fires will stay away. Not sure if we want rain though because 3rd crop of hay still needs done up.

Cloudy Day Cowboy on the Mountain


Doctoring in the field.


Pre-Vaccinating bull calves


Mountain View from the other side of the valley.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Summer has come & gone

Well, it seems that Summer has come and gone and now it's on to Fall. The time goes by faster & faster but maybe that's because the work never seems to be done on a Ranch. We're starting to measure what is happening next by how many crops of hay are left to put up.  We did have a good summer though and here's a few pictures of some highlights.
Congratulations Grace Smith! Also won the Cassia County Supreme Champion with this pair. Purchased the Sm x heifer from our Bull & Female Production Sale in 2016 and bred to PB Angus Insight. Very nice Bull calf on this cow. 

Congratulations to Kamri Ottley with Reserve Champion Heifer Calf in Cassia Heifer Futurity. PB Angus heifer out of Now Look. 


Clipping has begun for picturing showcalves. Date has been set for Preview at the Ranch on Oct 14 and Online Sale Monday, Oct 16


This guy is COOL! Not sure what color you call him exactly, but Pooh Bear does fit him for sure. 

Nice Looking White Chocolate Heifer.  We have a good variety of Popular Sires and colors this year! 

We enjoyed having the Brun Family come visit us from Mt. Hood, Oregon and look through the show calf prospects. We always like to have visitors come to check out we have to offer.