FOR 60 years, Robin Davis has worked on the same dairy farm pulling an estimated 64 million pints of milk.
But the 75-year-old has no plans to retire after boss Simon Goss threw Mr Davis a party marking his decades of service.
About 100 family and friends gathered for a roast dinner in the Elm Farm barn on Sunday.
But the next morning the grandfather-of-four was up as usual at the crack of dawn to start work feeding the cows.
It was only in recent years that he stopped milking the cattle, a twice-a-day job.
Mr Davis, married to Margaret, 76, for 56 years, said: “I like my job.
“The thing is you do your job, ok you get paid for it, but if you got a job like that you do it because you love the job.”
Even breaking his back in an accident at the farm in 1985 did deter Mr Davis, of Glen Close, Stratton Audley, near Bicester.
He turned up wearing a full back brace and carried on with his duties.
Not so long ago he was up at 2.30am and milking by 3am at the Mill Road, Stratton Audley farm, including Christmas morning – and only gave it up after he had both knees replaced.
In his youth he lived at RAF Holton and in Egypt with his dad Eric, a warrant officer in the RAF.
Our top stories:
8:20am Monday 24th November 2014
NHS staff including midwives, nurses, radiographers and cleaners are taking strike action today in protest over government cuts and privatisation of the health service.
8:10am Monday 24th November 2014
A MAN who fraudulently claimed more than £820 in housing benefit and had to be arrested on a warrant will have to pay back more than £2,000.
8:00am Monday 24th November 2014
HEART patients were given a tour of a new £1.8m unit at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital equipped with cutting-edge technology that aims to cut down waiting times.
7:30am Monday 24th November 2014
THERE was a nautical theme at the Story Museum in Oxford on Saturday as children and their parents listened to Nick Cope perform songs from his new album.
7:00am Monday 24th November 2014
THE developer behind the £20m redevelopment of the Castle Mill boatyard should not have to meet city targets for affordable housing, a report has claimed.
7:18pm Sunday 23rd November 2014
THERE are delays of up to half an hour on the M40 after an earlier vehicle fire.
6:21pm Sunday 23rd November 2014
A woman has been sexually assaulted in a pub car park in Kidlington.
2:26pm Sunday 23rd November 2014
A HORSE was killed after it collided with a car near Steeple Aston yesterday.
2:17pm Sunday 23rd November 2014
OXFORDSHIRE is set for a cold snap tonight and tomorrow with temperatures as low as -2C expected in some parts of the county.
11:51am Sunday 23rd November 2014
A WOMAN from Witney has been missing since Friday.
6:24pm Saturday 22nd November 2014
TWO men were assaulted in Oxford city centre last weekend.
What have our brilliant columnists said this week - choose your favourite in our interactive collage
4:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014
Just what have our thought-provoking columnists been writing about this week? Catch up with our interactive collage giving you a choice from 9 of the best
3:00pm Saturday 22nd November 2014
We've had some wonderful pictures this week - here's our interactive spread with links to the stories behind the photos
11:19am Saturday 22nd November 2014
Callers to the police's non-emergency 101 number are being urged to stay on the line despite problems.
On his return to Oxfordshire, the then 15-year-old started work for Eric and George, Simon Goss’s father.
He stepped into the footsteps of his grandfather Algernon “Algi” Bryant who had worked at the farm for 48 years before him.
Mr Davis said: “It’s impossible to explain just how much it has changed. Years ago we did everything by hand now we’ve got teleporters and big machinery.
“When I started out five of us worked on the farm, now there are only three of us.”
Son Kevin, 54, daughters Jackie Davis-Smith, 52, Rita Leigh, 49, and Kim Davis, 36, and four grandchildren wished him well.
Mrs Davis-Smith said: “All our lives he has been dedicated to the farm.
“When we were born he left mum in the hospital and went back to milk the cows.
“We are really proud of him. There are times when we think he should retire but he would be totally miserable.”
Mr Goss said: “He has worked with three generations of the Goss family, my father, me and my daughter Frances, 15.”