In 1973, Arthur Miller, 80 years old was no longer able to take care of his cattle so his grandson, Bill Maurer began feeding and caring for them before and after school throughout his senior year. When summertime came, his grandpa told him to pick out a heifer of his choice. This is where Bill’s herd began. Bill took his single cow and put it in with his father’s small herd which he had started a few years earlier. The herd gradually became larger as father and son would keep heifers from the cows and slowly increase the herd.