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Episode 18 - Best in Show

It’s Show Time – Week One of the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2022. To celebrate, we are shining a light on a farmer who proudly exhibits there every year. In fact, they started showing their dairy cows at the show in 1885. The Browns operate one of the oldest Jersey Studs in Australia and have claimed many awards along the way. You’ll often see them leading the ever-popular Grand Parade or tending to their beautiful animals in the cattle yards. The Brown’s cows are magnificent to behold, and they have taken the family all over Australia and the world. Robert Brown is my guest this week and we discuss:

  • Robert’s favourite place on the farm in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

  • His family used to bring cattle on steamboats from Wollongong Harbour into Darling Harbour to get to the Easter Show in the early days.

  • The Supreme Champions at the show and, the reward in having recognition from the RAS.

  • The joy Robert receives when meeting members of the public at the Show.

  • The judging process at the Easter Show is fierce and Robert explains what the judges are looking for.

  • Robert’s love for dairy is deep in his roots. He has always loved cattle but also intentionally takes time to walk outside the farm gate.

  • Exporting cattle to India and, personally escorting the cattle on an eventful flight.

  • Some of the newspaper clippings and family photos at the show highlight how much the whole family gets behind this.

  • The significance of the name Wollingurry for the family.

  • What Robert loves most about life on the land.

  • The most unexpected thing to happen on the farm.

  • The most common misconception about working with dairy.

  • The ultimate dream for the future of Wollingurry farm.

We hope to see you back on the road soon, to learn more about how Australia grows on the next episode of Australian Farmers with Angie Asimus.



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