California's Oldest Dairy Ends Operations and Turns to Almonds
"It's a huge milestone, not many families last that long in one industry," said dairy farmer Cornell Kasbergen.
ABC News reports the Giacomazzi Dairy, known as the oldest dairy west of the Rockies, is closing shop and selling at least 2,000 cows and heifers.
"Being that this dairy is over 125 years old, it's not very efficient. It's not modern, so we have to either invest to upgrade this dairy or invest in something else," said dairy farmer Dino Giacomazzi.
Giacomazzi held an auction on the property on Friday.
It wasn't an easy decision to end operation but he, as well as other local dairy farmers, say it's becoming more of a challenge to stay afloat in the dairy industry.