Beaver Creek Longhorns: Registered Texas Longhorns

Beaver Creek Longhorns: Registered Texas Longhorns
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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.

 

"Sales" page updated 04/26/20

 

 

July 14, 2020: Each of the cows has a story. Some are four or five (plus) generation members of the herd.  Kat 5 is one of those stories.  She came with her mom from the beautiful herd belonging to Orren Mixer, the great artist of longhorn cattle and horses from Arcadia, Okla.  Orren selected the cows in his herd for their beauty.  He truly had every color in the rainbow.  His home with its big glass windows looked out in every direction over pastures filled with these beauties.  Near many of the windows there was a chair and an easel so he could sit and watch and paint as the picture presented itself.

 

Kat 5's mom, Black Cloud, was a black-and-white paint beauty. Small and with a gentle disposition.  A year after she arrived, she produced a petite black-and-white heifer.  When it was time to send in registration papers in 2005, the devastating hurricane had hit New Orleans.  And Katrina was the name that went on the papers.  Soon Katrina's name was shortened to Kat 5, and has remained so.

 

Kat 5 is in the pasture straight across the road from the house.  Every morning and evening she is standing at the feed trough, staring hard at the door, patiently waiting for breakfast and dinner. 

 

The heifer she now has will likely remain her companion.  They are inseparable.  Orren Mixer would be pleased to know that his contribution to the beauty of the longhorn lives 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 bison.


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. Smoke still lingered in the air. 


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.

 

More than one baby take advantage of mom providing a safe place from

 which to view the world.

Winter on the ranch

 
This Site Updated Last On - 07/15/2020

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