It is with much sadness that we advise of the passing of Brian Burgess.
Brian was an original DLS team member and had worked with most of the present team for 11 years prior to the founding of DLS.
He conducted the well known Willowleigh Holstein herd at Gerringong in NSW established in 1948 with Brian joining the partnership in 1955, he was very involved in both Dairy Industry and Holstein Councils for the most part of his life. Brian was a Federal Council Holstein Board member from 1981 through to 1992. He was Federal Vice President from 1987 to 1991. He was NSW State President 1974-76 and a member of the NSW State Council for several decades.
Brian was a much travelled Judge that saw him travel throughout all parts of NSW, Qld, Victoria and WA this included judging Perth Royal where he placed Blaweary Cascade Butterkorn Champion in 1983, here he encouraged the owners to bring her across the Nullarbor to Sydney Royal, this they did the next Autumn where she won the Supreme Champion, something Brian was quite proud of.
His work as a Dairy Stock agent also saw him servicing Dairy Farmers in all parts of NSW, his loyalty to the client was second to none.
Brian was a devoted Family Man and much respected in his community on the South Coast of NSW where he lived all his life.