Meet the Emmons'
Marilyn & Barry Emmons
After their marriage in 1977, Marilyn joined Barry at the family ranch in Olive, Montana, where they raised their two sons, Philip and Patrick. Today, Philip is a CPA in Miles City, Montana, where he lives with his wife Megan, and their three children. Patrick, his wife Ashley, and their four children live at the ranch. Barry and Marilyn have been the driving force behind Emmons Ranch. Barry was a big part of the first artificial insemination project to introduce Simmental into the herd, and eventually took the reins from his father, Charley Emmons. Over the years, artificial insemination and embryo transfer were used to bring the best genetics possible to the cow herd. Those methods were used to develop solid colored, polled Simmentals, and lately artificial insemination has been used to develop some of the best SimAngus™ cattle found anywhere.
Patrick & Ashley Emmons
In 2007, Patrick and Ashley were married, and moved back to Emmons Ranch in 2010, with their daughter Reece. Since moving back, they have added three more children to their family; Maci, Trace, and Quincy. They are excited to be the fifth generation of the Emmons family to live on the ranch, and to be raising the sixth generation there, as well. Patrick and Ashley have been very involved with the cattle herd, and have worked to enter the cattle into the Total Herd Enrollment program offered by the American Simmental Association (ASA). The information gleaned from the program has been a benefit, and it has been nice to tie the herd back to over 40 years of history with the ASA.