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

Friday, February 26, 2016

Stayin' busy

We are working hard towards the bull sale and trying to keep up with the ranch at the same time.  It can be a challenge to make sure everything is being checked, maintained, and cared for. Braden & Aubrey are doing their best to keep up with the tagging and care for the cows. We are on the last round of AI'ing and all the clean up calves are coming now too, so it's a little western. They go out and tag one day, and the next there's just as many if not more tags to do again.

And it sure seems like things like to break down around here...a lot!  Tom spent most of the day on Tuesday trying to fix water situations. He ended up calling the professionals in when the other water system at the house broke down on Wednesday!  The old reliable Chevy Truck that we use to check cows is now in the shop too. When it rains, it pours around here.

Down the hole...we really aren't Plumbers!

The herd bulls patiently waiting for their water to be fixed.

At least the springs are running at the DryFarm!  A true sign that Spring is here.

Cowboy up! 

A good sight to see when a graft calf goes to sucking and the Mamma cow doesn't even kick it off.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Livin' The Dream

We're calving along in this weather that can't seem to make up it's mind.  It's sunny, it's windy, it's freezing, it's snowing, it's raining, it's muddy.  Getting about 10 born a day (and through the night!) but it's sure hard to know what's coming next.

Mid Day in Elba Feb 2016

Getting a tag and first born shots

Now What, Braden?

Bull testing day. 102 bulls Trich, Semen, & BVD tested. Put their new lot #'s in their ears.  Starting to look like sale time is here!

No Surprize bull calf born out of Kamri's show heifer "Miss Swanky"(Nautica 1 x Who Made Who)