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.


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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weaning Heifers

Today was a busy day weaning the rest of the heifer calves...122 of them to be exact.  It was a beautiful day to do it once the sun came up and the frost melted off the grass.  This might be one of the best matched up groups of heifer calves we have ever had.  Sorted a small group off that were lighter weight to take to the sale tomorrow.  Should be interesting to see what kind of prices they bring.  The cows are a little mixed up right now as we separated their calves in one corral and then pushed them up to the top corral.  The sound of bawling cows & calves may keep some of the neighbors awake the next couple of days.

Tom & Braden bringing them in from the pasture. 

Corral full of great replacement heifers 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Preview Day Pics

We appreciated getting these pictures shared to us from the Tracy Family from Declo, Idaho.  We enjoyed getting to visit with everyone and hope you learned something useful to help you in your upcoming show ventures.

The heifer was in the chute waiting patiently for her turn to be clipped. 

She needed to have some scratching after waiting, so Makayla got a close up view of the clipping.

Looking at it from all angles was helpful to see what was being talked about. 

Wow! This is what she looked like at the NILE.  Thanks for sharing Taylor Family...Congrats on a job well done!! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Preview Day!

The day started out a little chilly, but it warmed up and was a beautiful day for our Preview.  Thanks to Joel Judge for the great tips he shared on Feeding and Clipping.  Tri Tip Fajitas for lunch were yummy--Thanks to Kay, Amanda, Traci and their helpers. We are looking forward to seeing what calves end up in different parts of the country.
Setting up for the day

Feeding tips 

Clipping the heifer to transform her for Showday. Good luck, Makayla Taylor at the NILE this next week!

Showday Tips

4 pens of steers

1 pen of heifers

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy Customers!

Here are 2 past customers that have written us this week.  We love to hear success stories like this!  1 more reason to buy a Barker Cattle Heifer. 

From California:  "Hello, my name is Karly Kavajecz and I purchased a Maine x Chianina heifer from you guys in what I believe was the 2010 sale.  I've had amazing success with the cow's calves. Last year's got Reserve Grand Champion at the Humboldt County Fair with a calf out of our Angus Bull! We also kept back her AI calf from the year before as our herd bull and he is outstanding."

From Idaho: "Your calves look amazing as always.  Our daughter is going to show from her little herd of calves out of the heifer we bought from you.  The calves from her daughters have thrown some fantastic calves. Last year she won Grand champion with a calf out of her Barker Heifer "Cher",  and then another steer that she sold from one of  Cher's calves won Reserve.  These were also sired by bulls we bought from you."

Randa Allen & Champion Steer

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Last set of Pictures done!

Nice to have all the calves finally pictured!  The videos should                   be up on the website tomorrow.  Showtime!

Lot 1 BZ132 Boss x Vendetta 

Lot 4 BP121 Cool Whip x Ma x An

Lot 9 BP67 Unstoppable x Energizer 

Lot 11 BR43 Unstoppable x Nautica ....gentle disposition

Lot 13 BT217 Cornerstone x Abrakadabra

Lot 16 BP58 Cornerstone x All About You

Lot 23 BP222 Cornerstone x HeatSeeker...gentle disposition

Lot 25 BT221 Cornerstone x Nautica

Lot 26 BS312 Cornerstone x Duramax

Lot 116 B421 Smilin Bob x Positive Addition Heifer

Lot 119 BX131 Cornerstone x Ma x Heifer 

Lot 120 Cornerstone x Nautica Heifer 

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Fun Continues!

Day 3 of clipping and photograhing the showsteers & heifers.                                     Lovin' this nice Fall Weather!

Lot 18 BH240 Cornerstone x Calvin (Polaroid son)

Lot 3 BM8 Cool Whip x Ma x

Lot 6 BSC32 Cool Whip x Heatwave

Lot 24 BT58 Cornerstone x Ace In The Hole

Lot 7 BL32 Unstoppable x Energizer

Lot 8 BX204 Cornerstone x Vendetta

Lot 17 B816 Cornerstone x Ma x An

Lot 19 BM924 Cornerstone x Sm x

Lot BY9 Cornerstone x Smooth Sailing

Lot 118 BS865 Cornerstone x Ground Zero Heifer

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Some more good Calves

Another round of clipping is done and it's pretty exciting to have them pose just right for their photo shoot.   They are starting to turn the corner after being weaned and looking better and better every day. 

Lot 2 BP23 Cool Whip x X-Factor

Lot 14 BYP51 Cornerstone x Vendetta

Lot 15 BY67 Cornerstone x Nautica II

Lot 22 BW5 Cornerstone x Smokin' Joe

    Bring on the Girls!!  2 colorful heifers that are some beauties!

Lot 115 BS280 Eye Candy x Mossy Oak Heifer

Lot 117 BS131 Unstoppable x Ladies Man Heifer