Matthew 22:37 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
M3 Cattle Company consist of Ian & Jessica Miller and their children (Justin, Abbey, Harley & Riley). Ian Miller started his ranching career as a working cowboy in 1992 after serving in the United States Marine Corps. Ian worked on small and large cattle operations in California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. In 2000 Ian and his father (Herbert Miller) started a partnership running cattle which eventually became M3 Cattle Company.
Ian and Herbert started out with cross bred cows and bred them to Beefmaster bulls. The original M3 Cows were primarily run on privately owned leased ground in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills of California. After Herbert Millers death in 2004, everyone agreed that M3 Cattle needed to break away from being dependent on lease land.
The Miller's purchased the Three Twins Ranch outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. They moved their entire cattle operation there in 2006. The Three Twins was a desert operation which ran approximately 6 cows to a section (640 acres). In 2007 M3 Cattle expanded by purchasing an additional ranch located about an hour north of The Three Twins. The Derrick Draw Ranch was located just outside of Hagerman, NM. Wanting to cut out the "middle man" and the desire to follow cattle to the rail, M3 Cattle decide to sell the Three Twins and lease wheat pasture in the Texas panhandle. In 2009 Ian and Jessica moved outside of Lubbock Texas and started leasing wheat pasture and retaining ownership of their calves through the feed yard. Their son Justin stayed in New Mexico and managed the Derrick Draw ranch while attending community college in Roswell, NM. In 2010 Ian was asked to apply for the manager position on the Lasater Ranch in Matheson Colorado; "Home of the Foundation Herd of Beefmasters". Ian, Jess and their 2 year old daughter Abbey moved to Matheson. Ian managed, consulted and helped to put on the 2010 annual "Foundation" bull sale. In 2011, Ian and Jess decided to return to New Mexico to run the Derrick Draw Ranch. Justin transferred to Pan Handle State University in Guymon, Oklahoma where he competed on the Pan Handle State Rodeo Team. Justin graduated from Pan Handle State in 2014 and obtained degress in Animal Science, Animal Nutrition and Agricultural Business. Ian consulted and helped to market cattle for Dale Lasater until Dales untimely death in 2016. In 2010, the Derrick Draw Ranch and much of the South West was involved in a severe drought. After 2 years of continuous drought and a cow herd dwindling, Ian and Jess decided to relocate to greener pastures. In 2012 M3 Cattle relocated to Oklahoma. Hitchita, Oklahoma and the Triple Hills Ranch is where The Millers now call home! They run registered Red Angus and Irish Blacks & Reds. M3 Cattle takes pride in raising their cattle with very little outside supplementation. They run their ranch using a holistic natural approach to ranching, striving to take care of the animals and land God has blessed them with.