Episode 5: Heath Cook

This episode we set the alarm clock for an early start with Heath Cook, a dairy farmer from Dorrigo in the Northern Tablelands of NSW.

It’s a long way from the mines where he spent the first two decades of his working life. But when the fly-in-fly-out mining lifestyle began to keep him away from home for long stretches, it was time to ignore the advice of a financial planner and invest their life savings in a dairy farm.

Despite having no experience working on or running a dairy farm.

Fortunately for the Cook family, Heath didn’t believe that failure was an option.

So after years of hard work and learning from helpful neighbours, Heath is now no longer a miner who became a dairy farmer; he’s a dairy farmer who once worked in the mining industry.

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