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John Heney: Don’t splurge your entire beef-price windfall on shiny new sheds

Try to avoid getting carried away by historic high prices – they could easily come down again soon

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Big can be beautiful: A tall plain 465kg bullock with some Jersey colouring on John Heney’s farm

Big can be beautiful: A tall plain 465kg bullock with some Jersey colouring on John Heney’s farm

John Heney's cattle lick their lips in anticipation of being let into a fresh paddock

John Heney's cattle lick their lips in anticipation of being let into a fresh paddock

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Big can be beautiful: A tall plain 465kg bullock with some Jersey colouring on John Heney’s farm

Many farmers may be tempted to invest the windfall they have made from historically high beef prices in expensive new housing and handling developments.

However, it’s worth remembering that nearly all these appealing farm development stories we keep reading about involve people who farm only on a part-time basis.


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