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Beaver Creek Cattle Co., located in north-central Oklahoma, is home to Longhorns with striking eye-appeal.  Our Longhorns have great color, conformation, disposition and big horns. 

 

Coloration of longhorn cattle is fascinating.  BCC longhorns show tremendous variation in colors as we strive for "every color in the rainbow".  Horn shape is almost as varied as color.  What wonderful eye-appeal these animals have as they decorate the Tallgrass Prairie!     

 

Most of our cows are for sale and prices are included next to the pictures.  A few are marked nfs (not for sale) for various reasons - often sentimental!  Price listed is for the cow only unless stated otherwise.

 

October 23, 2014:  We have added longhorns  to the "Sales" page from Casa del Toro longhorn ranch!!

 

October 4, 2014: Don't know how many folks remember Orren Mixer of Arcadia, Oklahoma.  He was a gifted artist and a good friend. He lived in a many-windowed home surrounded by his flashy-colored longhorn cattle. He painted the ideal quarter horse for the symbol of the Quarter Horse Association.  He also painted a wonderful longhorn cow with her calf, titled "Good Mama".  Each day as I sit down to update my website, I see the painting hanging over my computer.

 

This morning, in the backyard,  there was a variation on the theme of Orren's beautiful painting that seemed appropriate to share. 

 

First a little background.  Tiara and Sally are both older cows that have been in the herd many years.  Sally was born here and Tiara was a youngster when she arrived.  Both are very gentle and have always hung out with each other.  When some folks came to look  at cows several years ago, I turned around and there was one of the little boys, about 3, smiling from ear to ear, sitting on Sally's fat back where his dad had placed him.  I was a bit shocked, as Sally's had never been sat on before.  But all went well, and the family had stories to tell when they got back home.

 

Now it is too late to make a long story short, so here's the rest of the tale.  Sally and Tiara have calves about the same time each year.  Sally's bag was injured 3 years ago and now produces almost no milk.  So Tiara feeds Sally's calf each morning as well as her own.  Today was a chilly morning with the first frost of the year and the cows and calves found a sunny spot to lie down.  Tiara had both calves with her at the time, as Sally was elsewhere for the moment.  The red calf in front of Tiara is Sally's, the black calf behind her is her own.  It was a wonderful re-enactment of Orren Mixer's painting.

 

Our longhorns are friendly!!!

The ranch is located on the shores of Kaw Reservoir where Beaver Creek runs into the lake.  The land was part of the Kaw Reservation and backs up to the Osage Reservation.  It's on the southern end of the Flint Hills, so it's rocky, but grows wonderful bluestem pasture.  It has never been plowed.


Beaver Creek runs down from eastern Kansas and is a great haven to wildlife and a stop-over location for migrating waterfowl and wintering eagles.


Just to the east of us is the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve with its free-ranging herds of massive American buffalo.


Prairie fires come through about every 2-3 years.  They clean off the brush and give new life to the pastures.  It's always an adrenalin rush to watch the flames sweep through, but the cows take it all in stride and move to the water's edge.  The fire that passed through two days before this photo was taken burned a little over 30,000 acres.  


Following the fires, the prairie comes alive with new growth and wild flowers like this butterfly milkweed and prickly-pear cactus.

I have three sons and their families who are great to help when needed, especially for the big items like fencing, yearly vaccinations, and pulling me out when I get stuck in the snow. Good friends and neighbors pitch in regularly. 
 
I spend a lot of time out on the prairie, enjoying the outdoors and the longhorns and the wildlife.  I'm lucky because my family and friends enjoy sharing it with me.

Finally retired from my "real job" as a veterinary parasitologist.  More time with longhorns and tall grass!  I'm still hard to reach by phone since much of the prairie has no phone service.  But email me, or call and leave a message, and I'll try to get back with you.  I always enjoy talking with other longhorn folks.                 
                                        Carole Muchmore

 

Sometimes it is best to view the world from a secure location.

Winter on the ranch

 
This Site Updated Last On - 10/23/2014

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