The Millenkamp Story
Bill and Susie Millenkamp trace their passion for cattle to their respective families’ long and distinguished heritage in the industry. Like generations that have preceded them, they have devoted their entire lives to the dairy and beef industries, all the while developing new and better methods of animal husbandry.
"Raising calves is one of the hardest things you can do in the world. That's why we do it. And because we're really good at it, our customers entrust us with their most precious commodity."
Bill Millenkamp was raised in the Midwest, where the Millenkamp name is well-known in the dairy industry. He moved to Oregon in 1991 while still a teenager and went to work for the DeJongs, the legendary Dutch dairy family. It was there he married Susie DeJong and soon after they moved to Idaho, with plans to start their family and dreams of building a calf ranch.
With just 40 acres in Jerome, and a small operating line of credit, they began the calf raising operation in 1996. Today, Bill, Susie, and their four children live on the calf ranch and are all involved in the operations.