Dairy Farmers in the Scenic Rim showcase Norco Products

In June every year the Scenic Rim Eat Local Week promotes food that is grown locally and provides an opportunity for the public to experience rural life. A major attraction is Dave and Kay Tommerup’s dairy farm tour located in Kerry.More people are interested in kno...

Options to improve Milk from home-grown feed

By Mark Callow - Norco Milk Supply Field Officer - Northern Region Chris and Andrew Mullins milk 265 cows at Allora on the southern Darling Downs of southeast Queensland. The two brothers operate the dairy enterprise as a total mixed ration, the farm supplies 2.4ML of mil...

Comparison of the herbage quality of Summer grasses and crops

By Dr Bill Fulkerson - Norco Milk Supply Research & Development Officer A study conducted on the Northern Rivers area of NSW compared the herbage quality of 4 summer grasses (Kikuyu, Setaria, Rhodes Grass and Paspalum) and 2 summer crops (Siberian Millet and BMR choic...

Types of Mastitis

by Mark Callow - Norco Milk Supply Field Officer Northern & Dr Bill Fulkerson - Norco Milk Supply Research & Development Officer Not all mastitis is the same, it occurs in different forms and the physical signs of mastitis can be different. The type o...

Options for feeding in a Dry Period

By Dr Bill Fulkerson - Norco Milk Supply Research & Development Officers Many areas in NSW and Queensland have had little or no rain in July and August and the situation in the next 8-10 days is forecast to be dry. As a result, without irrigation, ryegrass has stopped growing and if th...