Mill Creek Ranch is located at the north edge of the Flint Hills near Alma, Kansas and consists of nearly 5,000 acres of owned and leased native bluestem pastures and brome grass.
The first Mill Creek Hereford cattle were purchased in the spring of 1972
and featured Mark Donald and Line 1 pedigrees. Over the past 42 years, it has been our main goal to provide our customers with cattle that excel in many areas, including performance, eye appeal, maternal ability, udder quality, and carcass merit. The Mark Donald / Line 1 cross has been beneficial in obtaining these goals... to produce sound, thick, high-performing seedstock for the commercial and registered breeder. We market our Hereford cattle through private treaty bull and heifer sales, as well as select consignment sales and bull test programs. 2005 marked the return of our Kansas production sale, an event that will showcase the exciting advancements that are taking place now on the ranch.
The Angus herd was started in 1948 by the late Vic and Sally Breiner, under the name "Hillsdale Angus Farm," at Norton, Kansas. The foundation bloodlines of the Hillsdale Angus Farm herd were Santella, Eileenmere, Ankonian, and Emulous. The cows were moved to Mill Creek in the early 1990s. Dave's folks developed a very functional cowherd based on fertility, calving ease, maternal excellence and do-ability. This foundation gave Mill Creek an excellent start on providing our customers with cattle that meet everyone's needs.
Since its inception, Dave, Diane and their family have been a part of Mill Creek Ranch. Chad is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science and manages Mill Creek. His wife Callea is a nurse practitioner and they have two sons – Karsten and Kasen. Clay is a veterinarian and is employed by Cross Country Genetics as an Embryo Transfer technician. His wife Kendra is also a veterinarian specializing in reproductive physiology and they have two sons – Kennan and Beau. Ryan works for Elanco Animal Health. He and his wife Sharon are involved in the registered side of our operation and have two children – Quinn & Will. Ashley is a bank loan officer. She and her husband Eric have a commercial operation with his family and have two children- Rett and Rylee.
If you are ever near Alma, Kansas - stop in and stay awhile - we would love to show you around!
David and Diane Breiner
Chad, Clay, Ryan and Ashley
20635 Hessdale Road
Alma, Kansas 66401
Phone: (785) 449-2841
Fax: (785) 449-2139
Dave Cell: (785) 456-4790
Chad Cell: (785) 564-2091
Ryan Cell: (785) 207-3070