Double M Ranch traces its beginnings to 1934, when 9 year old Patricia Mann purchased 5 purebred Hereford heifers and brought them to her families homestead in Adams, OR.A decade later, Pat’s father Irvin Mann would purchase a parcel of ground next to the Umatilla River which later was developed & expanded by Pat and her husband Bob Hopper into what is now known as Double M Ranch.A composition of sand dunes and pastures of native grass, the first cattle to graze the land would be Pat’s registered Hereford cattle.This tradition would continue as Double M incorporated a purebred Hereford bull sale into their ranch model.To promote their bulls, the ranch would competitively exhibit at cattle shows across the country, traveling by box car to shows such as the Pacific International in Portland and the National Western in Denver.
1955 Champion Get of Sire
Pacific International - Portland, OR
As the Hereford breed decreased in popularity, the family at Double M Ranch began to phase out of purebred cattle, and transition to a commercial cow/calf operation with an Angus influence.The ranch strives to be progressive, and the method of record keeping still resembles that of a purebred operation.Electronic records, progressive techniques, AI and embryo transfer are all used heavily at the ranch.Bob & Pat’s children Mike Hopper & Patsy (Hopper) Taylor would later transition into managing the ranch with their families. In 1985 they purchased the adjoining Top Cut Feedlot, and specialize in developing bulls & heifers, and backgrounding cattle.
The legacy of Double M Ranch is carried on by today by 4 generations of the Mann Family.Robert & Pat (Mann) Hopper continue to oversee general management of the ranch from their home in Adams, OR.Son Mike Hopper helped manage the ranch until his untimely passing, and Mike & Patsy Taylor live on the ranch and manage operations. Their sons Jack & Sam Taylor are also involved in the ranch, along with a valued set of employees.Family is important to the family at Double M Ranch, and along with hard work, planning & a true love of the cattle industry, they hope to continue a ranching legacy that will be able to support & provide livings for future generations of family & employees.