FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 29, 2009
Millenkamp Cattle v. Davisco Foods International
Davisco Foods International, doing business locally as Jerome Cheese Company, located in Jerome Idaho, was exonerated on November 20 of any wrongdoing in a case involving the sale of a condensed milk byproduct that Millenkamp Cattle purchased and fed to its cattle.
Millenkamp Cattle, also located in Jerome Idaho, claimed the byproduct, used successfully by dozens of other cattle operations and dairies in the Magic Valley for many years, caused the death of hundreds of calves and stunted the weight gain of thousands of others. Millenkamp Cattle also claimed to have suffered damages to its business reputation that hindered the growth of its company.
However, at trial, Millenkamp Cattle owner, Bill Millenkamp, testified that at the time of the incident approximately 8,000 cattle were being raised at its facility, whereas currently, he now raises approximately 75,000 cattle, and stated he has been very profitable since the incident.
In addition, Mr. Millenkamp testified that the cattle that were fed the byproduct had much better survival rates and greater weight gains than the cattle that were not fed the byproduct. The six-person jury found the defendant, Davisco Foods International, not responsible for any of the damages that occurred at Millenkamp Cattle. In addition, due to the nature of the case, Millenkamp Cattle is legally responsible for Davisco Foods International's attorneys' fees and costs.
"Though the process at times was frustrating, and certainly expensive, it's gratifying to know that when all is said and done and the jury has spoken; this obviously fraudulent claim was shown to be exactly that," stated Jon Davis, Chief Operations Officer for Davisco Foods International.
Contact: Susan Gliszinski, +1-507-665-8811, for Davisco Foods International
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