news / september
UK Jersey Youth Member wins Young Farmer of the Year
Congratulations to Will Patten from the Baddington Jersey
herd on becoming joint winner of the Young Farmer of
the Year at the Cream Awards 2013. This event is in association
with Proud of Dairy where the winners were announced
at ceremony in Birmingham.
|William Patten and
Robert Drysdale - Director of Westpoint Veterinary
The Young Farmer of the Year is sponsored by the Westpoint
William was one of 18 successful competitors that were
nominated to enter the competition by various companies
in the agricultural sector. A portfolio of his past achievements
and a submission of the changes that he has implemented
to the family farm in Cheshire proved to be a very powerful
case for being nominated Young Farmer of the Year.
A number of testimonial’s was also required as
part of the application stages of this competition. Numerous
feed companies and veterinary groups also agreed that
William is a great example of what our Young Farmers
of the future should aspire to be.
We are very proud to hear that William is well and truly
flying the flag high for UK Jerseys and hopefully showing
other young dairy enthusiasts that milking Jerseys is
a passion that can prove to be very rewarding.