A Benton County, Ore., dairy lost seven of its eleven employees on Tuesday when authorities came to arrest a man suspected of running a cockfighting operation. While there, members of the Corvallis Police Department, the FBI, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also took into custody six other dairy employees suspected of being in the country illegally.

All seven remain in the BentonCounty jail.

According to the Corvallis Gazette-Times, owners of the 1,200-cow Van Beek Dairy cooperated with police on the investigation of suspected cockfighting. However, the dairy was left scrambling, calling on friends, and even OregonStateUniversity students to get the cows milked.

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