Stan Courchaine, left, and his brother, Steve Courchaine, milk their cows for the last time Friday on their farm in Spokane Valley. The family operation sent its cows to slaughter as part of a national program to cut milk supplies and raise prices; only a few cows remained.
Dan Pelle photo
The dairy’s hutches were once full of calves. Bob Courchaine started the operation in the 1940s.