The Lost Valley Farms dairy herd of about 8,000 was auctioned off Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.

The Lost Valley Farms dairy herd of about 8,000 was auctioned off Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.

Anna Reed/Statesman Journal

Oregon’s troubled megadairy, Lost Valley Farm, has been sold and its herd auctioned off.

Now all that’s left is to clean up more than 30 million gallons of manure and wastewater remaining on the property, south of the Columbia River outside Boardman.

Earlier this month, a bankruptcy judge approved the dairy’s sale at auction to a lone bidder, Canyon Farm LLC, for $66.7 million. The sale is scheduled to close March 1. The last of the dairy’s cattle — about 8,360 cows — were auctioned off Tuesday.

Thus ends a tumultuous two years of operation for what the dairy’s owner and state officials had promised would be one of the most technologically advanced and highly regulated dairies in the nation.

Read the rest of the story at the Statesman Journal.