Martye & Bart Simmons
For over a decade the Simmons family has been ranching in the heart of the Palo Pinto mountains, located in north Texas. The purchase of the land in 2004 was a lifelong dream of ours. Along with that dream came strong commitments to good stewardship of the land and the humane treatment of our animals. These two commitments are our starting point that will allow our family to provide food products that are safe and healthy to your family. We named the ranch The Double S Ranch and our ranch brand is the “2S.” The 2S stands for two families, Simmons and Sculley (Martye’s maiden name). This brand identifies our cattle and our products. Please consider the 2S brand as a seal of our family’s commitment to excellence.
- Martye & Bart Simmons
The 2S Ranch is owned and operated by the Simmons family. Our ranch is in the Cross Timbers region in the beautiful Palo Pinto County, the home of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Nestled in the Palo Pinto Mountains, the ranch is about 50 miles west of the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex. Our ranch overflows with rich history that can be seen through small fossils and Native American artifacts, as well as a diverse written history.
The 2S Ranch operates a commercial cow-calf operation. The bulls are registered and certified by the USA Angus Cattle Association. An aggressive brush control effort is currently under way at the ranch in order to rejuvenate the native grasslands. White tailed deer and turkeys as well as other wildlife can be spotted throughout the rolling hills and seasonal creeks. The entrance to our ranch is located on Texas’ first designated scenic highway, Farm to Market Road 4 (FM 4). This highway snakes through some of the prettiest country in north Texas and is the perfect address to the beautiful ranch of the 2S.
Our commitment to good stewardship of the land and the humane treatment of our animals has driven us to take careful measures in caring for both. Our cattle are grass fed all year round. We bale our own hay from our land to help keep our cattle well fed during the winter months. No preventative antibiotics or steroids are used in caring for our livestock.