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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.

addresses

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, May 20, 2019

May showers bring green grass!


Happy to announce a new addition to the Ottley family.  Congrats to Bowdrie & Kaylie married May 4, 2019!!

 

It's been a tough spring, with the weather and calving this year, but you just have to keep going and hope that everything will work out in the end. We hear the same stories from our friends & neighbors and everyone can sympathize.

 This was the scene on April 12, 2019 up the Elba Canyon. Huge snowdrift still packed in tight between the Quakies on our pasture piece. Guess it will be a while before we get to use it.




These boys were feeling good with a little sunshine that popped out, and decided to strike a pose. We have some cool colored calves that we're going to have fun clipping up for the steer sale in the fall. General Lee & Hi Ho Silver sired these fellows.

Alfalfa is starting to come, and snowy /mountain tops are still with us as well.

Bull Lease from Matt Lautner Cattle. Looking forward to some great calves to come from him!




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Bull Sale & Calving...Why Not??!

 Why would we not want to have the busiest time of the year all at once? Yes, we're calving full steam and the weather has not been too nice this week. The AI and now the clean up cycle are kicking in, so we're getting a bunch of new babies born every day.  The guys are working around the clock trying to keep everything taken care of. It's a daunting task some days, and when the weather is cold and the sleep is lacking, it takes even more patience and determination to get through this season!

Storms keep rollin' in to the valley


This Hi Ho silver Calf already likes to pose!

Everyone likes to admire the cattle...even the little ones. We are offering a $50 credit towards purchase on Sale Day to anyone who comes to the ranch in Malta to view the cattle prior to the Sale. 



IT'S GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER!! We have some good ones this year.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Starting off the New Year!

2019 Here We Come! Ready or Not we're jumping in and starting another round of calving and getting ready for the Bull Sale. How does it seem that time seems to go so quickly now days? Maybe it's because we're so busy with everything and if we slowed down what would we do with ourselves anyway?? 

We brought the cows home from Malta and got them sorted into the fields to start the regimen of daily feeding and checking around the clock during calving time.  It's hard not to be a little apprehensive with the level of work involved and you always hope for the best with new sires added to the bull line up.


 It's pretty exciting to get all the data gathered together and turned in to get our bull sale catalog in print. There's just something about holding it in your hand and going through the pages and seeing all your hard work together in one spot and it looks so good! Of course we learn something every year that we just keep trying to improve on next year. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think! Stay tuned for more pictures....


Lot 1 FA924 All Around


Lot 12 FC654 Main Event
Lot 4 FC933 Cowboy Cut

Lot 18 FA61 J Bar J Night Ride


Lot 105 FA65 Kahuna Heifer

Lot 135 F22G Boss Heifer