Brian Medeiros sat in the office of his Hanford dairy Tuesday and let out a long sigh.

On the desk was a pile of paperwork that had to be sorted through, the visual evidence of what it takes to wrap up the Medeiros and Son dairy after 27 years in the business.

Looking out the window, he could see the barns and corrals looking neat and clean in the midday sun.

It was eerily quiet. The bulk of the nearly 5,000 milk cows and heifers that had called the dairy home were auctioned off Saturday.

The dairy itself, along with 1,200 acres to support it, had already been sold.

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