The idea of making koi food originated with Richard Cramer over 30 years ago. He wanted to make food that was higher in quality and lower price than what was currently available. By the late 1980s Star Milling began to manufacture koi food, known today as Ultra Balance Premium Koi Food.
Star Milling now manufactures a full line of aquaculture diets for a wide range of species from catfish to koi. Company leadership has transitioned from the founder Richard Cramer to his son Bill Cramer. Even with the overall growth of the company Bill Cramer, President of Star Milling, says „The character of the company has not changed. It‘s still family owned, with a personal commitment to quality and good manufacturing practices.“