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

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

Friday, September 30, 2016

All Finished!

Fall colors are amazing right now!

We finished clipping & picturing today.  Lot #'s are assigned and we'll be getting up the videos soon.  Stay tuned!

DZ865 No Surprise x Ma x Heifer

D504 Man O' War x Ali

DR101 No Surprise x Heatwave

DB50 Michigan x Lutton (Sm x An)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A few more to Add!

One more day of picturing is done.  It takes a lot of patience & time to get all this done, but it sure makes you feel good when you go back through and see what you accomplished at the end of the day. We kept thinking we would be able to get through clipping faster because they didn't have as much hair, but we sure didn't find that today. Getting excited for preview day, Oct 8th when people can come see  them in person.

DA812 Man O' War Heifer x Eye Candy

DB69 Michigan x Game Day (Sm x An Steer)

DS32 Cornerstone backside

DS32 Cornerstone x Ali

DT58 Cornerstone backside

DT58 Cornerstone x Ace In The Hole (He's green, but comin' on. Going to be a sleeper in the sale)

DA105 Man o War x Saginaw

DW59 No Surprise x Lifeline

DW64 Ready To Rumble x Hard Core (You wouldn't believe the Hair this guy had. We were super impressed when we got down to what was underneath.)

DU991 Cornerstone x Hard Core

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY?  Call B. getting down on their level today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Keep 'em coming!

DY51 Unstoppable Heifer

Another successful day picturing (once we got Tyler off the mountain from spotting deer!) 

DA25 Man O'War..This is the gentle guy that Cruz (age 5) was helping with take pictures above.  This guy will be an awesome project for a 1st year or novice level.

DA114 All Aboard

DW114 Man O'War

DY56 Itallion Stallion Heifer

DY56 Itallion Stallion backside

DY782 Hollywood Heifer

DZ21 Ready To Rumble

All in a day's work! Cruz, age 5 helping with the picturing process.  Any doubts this one will be gentle? 

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Line Up!

And here they are!  The first go around of pictures and videos today went very well.  The weather was perfect and it was like the calves knew it was their turn to be on display.  Check them out for yourself...And come see them in person, Oct 8 for our preview day at Elba, Idaho.  Online Sale, Oct 10.

DA728 Whizard Heifer

DA728 Whizard Heifer

DP62 Eye Candy

DP222 No Surprise 

DR32 No Surprise backside (he has 2 white stocking feet too on back)

DR32 No Surprise

DR43 No Surprise

DT240 No Surprise

DX56 Itallion Stallion backside

DX56 Itallion Stallion (Hair galore)

DZ32 No Surprise

DZ67 Man O'War Heifer...if you're looking for a pet, here she is!

DZ131 Unstoppable

DZ500 No Surprise backside

DZ500 No Surprise