Owen grew up on his parent’s dairy farm (Colin and Shelley Daley) outside of Millaa Millaa on the Atherton Tablelands and attended the local primary school. Owen worked on the farm on the weekends and school holidays. Owen attended Malanda High School for grades 8 and 9 and then St Josephs Nudgee College in Brisbane for grades 10 to 12. After graduating, Owen returned to the family farm to work full time.
Owen is involved with all aspects of the dairy business, milking most mornings and afternoons and is heavily involved in the artificial breeding program. Owen and his partner Brie have recently started their own Holstein stud trading as 'Promenade Holsteins'. Brie works in the business and is involved with milking (when required), book work and registering calves. In 2015, a heifer that Owen bred was crowned Junior Champion at the Malanda Show, and this rates highly on his list of achievements.
Looking forward, Owen and Brie would like to own their own farm one day and have a high quality, high producing herd of Holsteins.
YDN QUESTIONS - Our questions this month are answered by Owen Daley
Question 1: Your role in the Dairy industry?
A dairy farmer at Millaa Millaa on the Atherton Tablelands
Question 2: The best part of being involved in the dairy industry?
The chance to work outside with animals everyday is something that I love. The chance to travel and work at shows around Australia, and make new friends and catch up with old ones is an important aspect.
Question 3: What three words best describe you?
Compassionate, Determined and Proactive
Question 4: What’s your greatest achievement to date?
The birth of our gorgeous son Hugo, 8 months ago
Question 5: Who would you rather be & why?
Mark Zuckerberg, Hugh Jackman, Albert Einstein or Jonathon Thurston? Jonathon Thurston because he is such an ambassador and role model.
This article was supplied to QDO by the Young Dairy Network (YDN) in partnership with Subtropical Dairy.
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