Meet the RancHERS

Hello! We have some exciting news we’ll be sharing with you all really soon but before that happens we want you to have a better idea of who we are and what we’re all about.

As you may know, Montana RancHERS Beef Co. is made up of three Central Montana ladies—we are Abby, Jessi and Mariah.

Abby Majerus

Abby Majerus ranches with her parents on the family ranch she grew up on, aptly named Majerus Ranch, which has been in existence since 1951.

In addition to feeding her Angus/Hereford cows, driving truck and doing everything else it takes to run the ranch, she works as a project manager for the Montana World Trade Center and leads classes as a fitness instructor.

She loves spending time with her boyfriend, Jon, and dog, Jude, during the 5 minutes a day she isn’t otherwise occupied.

Montana Ranchers Beef Breakdown
Montana Ranchers Beef Breakdown

Jessi Olsen

Jessi Olsen, a fourth-generation rancher, grew up in Grass Range but eventually fell in love, moved across the county and now resides at the Olsen Ranch, which has been in the books since the early 1900’s.

On the ranch, Jessi works with her husband, Jeremy (who is the fifth-generation on the ranch), their three kids and her in-laws. When she isn’t fixing fence, chasing her Angus/Simmental calves or snuggling Lucas (7), Rilee (5), and Jade, (almost 1), she runs a seasonal tourist rental and does landscape design consultations.

Jessi Olsen

Jessi Olsen, a fourth-generation rancher, grew up in Grass Range but eventually fell in love, moved across the county and now resides at the Olsen Ranch, which has been in the books since the early 1900’s.

On the ranch, Jessi works with her husband, Jeremy (who is the fifth-generation on the ranch), their three kids and her in-laws. When she isn’t fixing fence, chasing her Angus/Simmental calves or snuggling Lucas (7), Rilee (5), and Jade, (almost 1), she runs a seasonal tourist rental and does landscape design consultations.

Montana Ranchers Beef Breakdown

Mariah Shammel

I’m Mariah Shammel and I made my way to the Hilger area via Washington, Germany, Minnesota and eventually Billings.

My husband, Lyle, and I ranch with his parents on the—you guessed it—Shammel Ranch, which has been running Angus/Charolais cattle since 1942.

We have four kids to keep us on our toes: Colter (9), Lizzie (7) Benjamin (4) and Cora Jane (2). When I’m not losing my sanity from keeping the fifth generation of Shammel Ranchers alive, I write for several publications.

Montana Ranchers Beef Breakdown