Wilcox Family Farms is closing its second dairy to focus on the egg business. The 99-year-old company says the dairy-processing business is dominated by big business and is no longer profitable for Wilcox.

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Wilcox Family Farms will close its 47-employee dairy in Cheney, Spokane County, on April 30. Last month, it closed a larger, 130-employee dairy in Roy, Pierce County.

The company said the dairy-processing business is dominated by big business and has not been profitable at Wilcox for several years.

The 99-year-old, family-run company will focus on the egg business now, including expanding its natural, organic and cage-free production in Roy and Aurora, Ore.

Wilcox opened the Cheney milk plant in 1997 and produces more than 230,000 gallons of milk there a week.

Melissa Allison: 206-464-3312 or mallison@seattletimes.com