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    Alison Leary goes over details with Jeff Tilton of Tilton's Auction on Friday. She said that when she got to her family's farm Wednesday morning, her father said, "That’s it. I’m pulling the plug." Right away, she called a cattle dealer.

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    Alison Leary leads one of her family farm's cows onto a trailer Friday after they were sold. The Learys kept three milk cows for themselves.

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    Alison Leary leads a cow onto a trailer after the Leary Farm's herd was sold Friday.

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    Alison Leary takes a moment for herself as her nephew James Rankin, 10, left, brother Aaron, 12, and sister Caroline, 14, peek into a trailer to bid farewell to their dairy cows, which were sold after the Leary Farm's milk hauler said he planned to drop the farm from his collection route. The Leary Farm had been operating as a commercial dairy farm for seven generations.

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    Jeff Tilton of Tilton's Auction writes a check for most of Tim Leary's dairy cows at the farm in Saco on Friday. Leary decided to sell the cows this week after his milk hauler said he planned to drop the farm from his collection route.

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    Alison Leary, 26, left, and her sister Caroline, 14, walk back to the barn after the sale of the Leary Farm's dairy cows.

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