The IX Ranch is very proud and fortunate to have some of the best, most experienced and dedicated employees in the business.

Rusty Sparks and Todd Amsbaugh, the ranch's two COO's have been with the ranch over 20 years and still continue to exhibit the work ethic that has established their professionalism. Through their efforts both Todd and Rusty have been able to hire exceptional people to join our team. The IX Ranch is proud of its employees and their commitment to our success.

The Team

  • Empoloyee

    Steve Roth

    President & CEO

    Karen Roth


  • Employee

    Richard W. Roth

    Vice President

    Jeri Proulx Roth


  • Employee

    Rusty Sparks

    IX East Manager

    Diane Sparks

    EC Chef/Data Input Manager

  • Employee

    Todd Amsbaugh

    IX West Manager

    Paula Amsbaugh


  • Employee

    Shane Cox

    Seifert Foreman

    Keri Cox


  • Employee

    Michele Manhart

    Whitcraft Chef


Training and education opportunities exist for all and we continue to seek people who are interested in ranching careers.

Employment Application


The internship program has helped our managers become better leaders while improving the opportunities for future employment for the young men and women who participate.

Intership Opportunities


Since 1955, our main goal has been to raise high quality feeder cattle while maintaining our natural resources in the way Mother Nature intended.

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Big Sandy, Montana