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PULASKI, WIS. – DEC. 20, 2019: Amber Owen, 21, has a tattoo for Karmen, the mother of multiple calfs, and Amber's favorite show cow. An entire herd is auctioned off at the farm of David and Jaime Owen in Pulaski, Wis. Dec. 20, 2019. The family received mental health vouchers and David says he has felt suicidal because of how hard it is stay afloat. A week before the auction, David had a heart attack. The family is selling their herd to relieve financial stress, not out of a desire to leave the dairy industry. Lauren Justice for The New York Times

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PULASKI, WIS. – DEC. 20, 2019: Amber Owen, 21, has a tattoo for Karmen, the mother of multiple calfs, and Amber's favorite show cow. An entire herd is auctioned off at the farm of David and Jaime Owen in Pulaski, Wis. Dec. 20, 2019. The family received mental health vouchers and David says he has felt suicidal because of how hard it is stay afloat. A week before the auction, David had a heart attack. The family is selling their herd to relieve financial stress, not out of a desire to leave the dairy industry. Lauren Justice for The New York Times