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

Monday, December 28, 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Brrrr...those temperatures are not climbing very high this week!  Cows seem to be weathering it okay and the old feed truck keeps trudging on even if she had to be pull started to get there. Looking forward to a warm 2016 with lots of green grass.
Round bales buried!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Time to Fire up the Feed Truck!

The winter storm blew in on Monday and there was no choice but to start feeding.  The cows have been doing really well on protein blocks and grubbing the Fall Feed, but it's all covered up now. It blew and snowed pretty much most of the day.
Bringing home all the cows from the various pastures to the meadows.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Preview Day

A great day for a picnic in the pasture!  We had probably almost as many family attend as potential buyers, but that's what makes it fun.  Good times to remember.

Where it all Began!

I'll be happy if I get a cow!

Great Lunch!

Saying Goodbye for 2 years...South Africa here he comes!

Hangin' out for Lunch

Buyers surveying the pens.

Load full of girls.
                      Cute Kids...our best Crop!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sale Day Prep!

It's A Family Thing...We're pulling all hands on deck to get ready for the Show Calf Preview tomorrow!  

Atta Boy, Preston...Getting 'em all cleaned up!

Call needs to be just a little taller to raise that tail up! C'mon Charlee...smile!  This is FUN!

The tourists have arrived? Oh, wait...it's Branham & Wally :)

A little clean up really helps!

Setting up the pens

Is there a Preview Tomorrow?

Friday, October 9, 2015

More Pics

We got the last set of pictures done today. What a good feeling!  The calves are really starting to blossom as they are taking off on the grain.  Some of the early ones that we clipped are already hairing back up.  We weighed them also and were pleasantly surprised.  They range from 480 up to 800 lbs so they'll work at about any show there is.  There are some nice calves to choose from.

Lot 18 CS312 Eye Candy Steer...4 white stocking feet. He's Cool!  Will need some time & TLC from an experienced showman.

Lot 19 CR101 Cornerstone

Lot 20 CP58 Cornerstone

Lot 21 CZ500 Right Time

Lot 23 CS924 Cornerstone

Lot 66 CU32 Man Among Boys Heifer

Lot 89 CS131 Unstoppable Heifer

Lot 95 CZ21 Unstoppable Heifer

Lot 9 CR232 Man Among Boys

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Caught in the Action!

Sometimes it's fun to film those behind the scenes.  It takes a lot of patience and sometimes just plain luck to get that perfect shot.  The girls have started taking over the Social Media for us.  Kamri is working on Instagram and Aubrey is working on a new Barker Cattle Company Facebook page. Check it out! Whatever it takes to get the word out...we have some great calves this year!

Straight from Volleyball practice to get an entry for Instagram

Bowdrie & Tyler filming calves

Tom & Sally clipping


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Picture Day Again

Another round of pictures taken today.  They have been weaned for 3 weeks now and getting about 6 lbs of grain/day.    As soon as they hear the 4 wheeler pull in they are lined up at the fence.  They have been getting more used to people walking through them and as we water them will come up and lick us at the trough.  Overall a great bunch of calves and when you get in among them you appreciate them even more.

CA782 Tuition

CM22 Cornerstone

CP62 Cornerstone Heifer

CP114 Unstoppable

CP121 Man Among Boys

CP222 No Surprise

CR27 Cornerstone

CR32 Unstoppable

CS32 Unstoppable

CS511 Cornerstone

CU991 Man Among Boys Heifer

CW5 Cornerstone

CX21 All Aboard

CX131 Unstoppable

CY56 Unstoppable

CZ25 Man Among Boys

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gathering Cows from the Forest

Hard to believe it's that time of year that the cows need to come back home from the Forest Permit.  The guys have been riding the past week gathering and sorted yesterday and today.  It's quite a sight to see and no small feat to get everyone back to their own fields.  It was reported that over 35 riders were up to the task today.  Some old, some young, but mostly the same crowd that comes year after year to get the job done.

Saddling up for the day

The beautiful mountain range they get to run on all summer long.

Surveying the job

Cutting time

Get 'er done!

Working 'em out of the circle

Back to the meadows and doctoring one for a bad eye.  Glad to be home.