Norco is a broadly based agricultural co-operative operating from the farm through to the consumer. Norco has been a very active participant in the communities that have supported it since 1895. However, our Norco farmers are currently being adversely affected by the severe drought and dramatic increase in production costs and therefore our primary consideration is to support our Members through this difficult period by maximising their returns.
For the foreseeable future, it has been decided that corporate sponsorship will be suspended and any available funds will be used to further support our dairy farmers in milk price, on farm services and other initiatives. Our local area has been built on farming foundations and we believe it is essential to keep our farmers sustainable into the future for the benefit of all of us. After all, if we have sustainable farms, the future of the Co-operative is guaranteed as well as the future of all those stakeholders who rely on a strong regional industry such as dairying.
As a result of this decision, Norco Co-operative Limited will not be able to provide the sponsorship you have requested but wish you every success with your endeavours.
We trust that you can understand and support our decision.