Emsoff Livestock Company is located on 60 acres of high desert in the northeastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 20 miles north of Reno, Nevada, just west of the California border.
A bit about us...
We both were brought up with livestock backgrounds, raising and showing a variety of animals and participating on livestock judging teams.
Frank grew up in rural north-central Texas. He obtained a degree in Range Management from Abilene Christian University in 1999. Frank has a broad range of experience, mostly with cattle, working for feedlots and ranches in Texas, Colorado and California. This has given him a good knowlege of livestock husbandry and health.
Crystal is from northeastern California. She earned her Animal Science degree in 2001 at Abilene Christian University. Animals and agriculture have always been her passion. She has raised a variety of livestock, including sheep, goats, cattle, hogs, horses and rabbits. Crystal has worked on a sheep and cattle ranch and for the U.S. Forest Service as a Range Technician. Crystal is currently the area's 4-H lamb leader.
Our two children, Case (7) and Justus (4), make our family complete. Our boys already love the cirtters and are getting their feet wet in the show ring, showing lambs, calves and rabbits in peewee classes at our county fair.
We joined with STEER, Inc., an organization that is "STEERing money to missions," in 2008. STEER, Inc. purchased a ewe lamb from us. The ewe remaines in our flock and we provide the care, feed, breeding, and management of the ewe. When her lambs are sold, the money is directed through STEER, Inc. to Vocations for Orphans, a group that helps orphaned children across the world to learn valuable skills to become self-supporting adults. Feel free to contact us to learn more about STEER, Inc. and how your ranch or farm can help those in need around the world. Or visit their website here.
By 2012, our STEER, Inc. ewe had produced 6 beautiful ewe lambs, including four that were added back to the flock, and 2 wethers. She truly was an impressive ewe that we were honored to have working in our flock to help orphans around the world. She was replaced in 2011 by her daughter, pictured right, who raised a lovely ewe lamb of her own.