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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Another Sale Come & Gone

Hard to believe it's come and gone. Another bull sale for us is now in the past. We are hitting the roads making deliveries, but also trying to cope with this crazy winter weather and calving just like all our neighbors. The night before the Sale, we were out at midnight assisting a cow that had the calf half pushed out with a swollen tongue and head, and of course one foot back.  Our California friends, The Schmidt's, got to experience firsthand what a "midnight ride" is all about.  It's amazing how the calves rebound, and it's out in the field going with the rest of them. While we were busy trucking animals in, and taking care of sale things, we want to give a big thanks to our helper Robert Briggs for taking care of things at home. We had over 50 head born those 4 days, and now Braden & Aubrey are going fast & furious trying to catch up on taggin'!  Since this last Saturday was a fairly decent day with some sunshine, we moved the first calvers and their babies up to a drier field, hoping to get them out of the mud and into a good windbreak area. The main group of cows and 2nd calvers seem to be doing fine at the dryfarm and in the cedars.

 We appreciated the support at the Sale, despite Mother Nature doing her best to thwart our efforts.  We could commiserate with those we were in contact with telling tales of calving woes in these conditions we've all been enduring.  But we're always humbled at the amount of people who make the journey to Burley, Idaho and support us. We are excited for the purchases that were made and are confident in the fact that we put forth the very best for our sale offering this year. We look forward to more positive feedback from our customers such as this one:

It takes a lot behind the scenes to pull off a sale. Thank you to our friends and family who come and help us do this. We really couldn't do it without you! From those who helped with tagging, penning, sorting, & bringing in the animals for the sale to those who helped with lunch, checking in & out buyers, to our auctioneer & ring men, for those who handed out Thank you gifts, doing brand inspections, health papers, loading out, and all the little odd jobs...THANK YOU!!

Getting it all Started.

Buyer # anyone? 

Always nice to see the Ring filling up with customers!

And We're On Our Way!

Like father, Like daughter!

A wonderful meal as always, Kay!