Jamberoo dairy farmer receives national award

PRIZE WINNERS: Dairy farmers Ken Osborne and his aunty Margaret with their award-winning cattle recently. Picture: Nicole Johnstone

PRIZE WINNERS: Dairy farmers Ken Osborne and his aunty Margaret with their award-winning cattle recently. Picture: Nicole Johnstone

Waking up at 3.30am is no easy feat, but for Jamberoo dairy farmer Ken Osborne it’s part of his daily routine.

As a fifth generation farmer, Mr Osborne knew he would work with dairy cows from a young age.

“This is what I like doing,” he said.

“I’ve always known I wanted to be a dairy farmer. I’ve been here for 16 years.”

Throughout that time, Mr Osborne has raised a number of award-winning cattle. 

“I went to Melbourne in 2013, and I took out Junior Champion with one of the Brown Swiss at the [Australian International Dairy Week],” he said.

“I didn’t expect it. I only go to one show a year, and I’ve never come away without a ribbon.”

This year Mr Osborne received a number of prizes, including an eighth place prize for his young Brown Swiss. 

“Last year I got two fourth places and a fifth,” he said.

“The fifth place-getter received a second this year.

“It’s nice to win – especially when they’re up to 1000 head of cattle for the international competition.” 

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