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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.  Our 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.

 

December 20, 2016: Black Chaps is a favorite.  She was one of Carol Carlson's favorites, and came to live on Beaver Creek following the death of CC. 

 

When a cold front with record low temperatures was predicted at the same time she was due to calve, it seemed like the best thing to do was bring her into town to calve in the backyard with the protection of the barn.  She is a calm and reasonable cow, but has never been a pocket pet.  Nevertheless, she adapted quickly to the good life and the pampering.  And promptly produced a beautiful set of twins, much to our suprise.  Both are normal size, with the heifer even a bit larger than normal.  It was bitter cold that night, even with the protection of the barn, with winds 30 to 40 mph and true temps in the single digits below zero.  So the calves spent the first night in the kitchen.

 

 

December 23, 2016: Both twins are doing fine.  However, Black Chaps has decided that while she will clean and protect both calves, she refuses to feed the bull calf.    Perhaps meals plans will change at a later date.  For now, he gets a bottle two times daily, with an afternoon snack of a half bottle.  Kinda fun for the grand-kids. Grandson Happy is making sure the calf gets all the milk out of the bottle.

 

 

January 7, 2017: The twins have just discovered that Black Chaps gets pretty good chow in her pan each morning and evening.  They have taken to jumping right in and helping themselves. 

 

January 8, 2017:  Tsunami came to town to deliver her calf a couple of days ago.  The temperature that night was 6 degrees with a brisk wind blowing, putting the wind-chill well below zero.  She seemed to appreciate the protection of the barn.  She and her cream-colored calf were doing fine the next morning.  By the next afternoon, the twins had discovered her milk bag and moved in on it for a free lunch.  The little white twin already had her fill and was playing with a twig when I got the camera out.  The red-speckled twin moved in to take her place.  Tsunami seemed to be content with the role of "Dairy Queen", while the mama of the twins looked on.

 

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

 
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