Norco Grain Team - Our Focus, Our Team

Norco Grain falls under the Norco Rural Agribusiness business unit and was established in 2010 to service grain growers and end-users, which includes the Norco Co-operative milk suppliers in New South Wales and Queensland.

We are an established Australian grain marketing and agricultural commodity trading business which is based in Toowoomba, Queensland. We trade and supply a wide variety of grains and pulses such as wheat, sorghum, barley, maize, sunflowers, triticale, oats, millets, mung beans, field peas, lupins, chickpeas, as well as cottonseed and meal, canola meal, silage, lucerne and cereal hay.

OUR FOCUS

Our aim is to remain a professional, efficient and dependable service to our growers and within the marketplace. Our business is based on the following points:

  • To source and provide the most up to date pricing and market commentary
  • To ensure that our business runs in a professional and ethical manner at all times
  • To keep lines of communication open at all times while providing a wide range of agricultural commodities supported with excellent service
  • To ensure that our grain growers are paid on time, every time
  • To continue to be reliable and respectful to our growers and customers at all times

OUR TEAM

Ian Hanley - Manager Grain Trading

P: 07 4637 3318
M: 0409 630 609
Email: ianh@norco.com.au

Ian joined the Co-operative in 2010 forming the Grain Trade division in the Toowoomba Office. With over 30 years of experience in the grain industry working for a large Australian agribusiness, he was responsible for their domestic sales and marketing. Ian strengths lay in his knowledge of domestic and grower markets with a primary focus on customer relationships.

Neville Brown - Grain Trader

P: 07 4637 3313                                                                       
M: 0407 116485                                                                                                                                                  
Email: nevb@norco.com.au

Neville joined the Grain Trade team in 2013. Neville brings over 40 years experience in the hay and grain industry while based in the Lockyer Valley and Goondiwindi. Neville’s wealth of knowledge in the agricultural industry allows him to focus on servicing Norco milk suppliers with all of their raw ingredient requirements, as well as buying grain from growers in Queensland and New South Wales.

Craig Belford - Grain Accumulator

P: 07 4637 3316
M: 0427 663 418
Email: craig.belford@norco.com.au  

Craig joined the Norco Grain team in 2021, with 3 years in the Rural store as senior salesman and a further 5 years in the industry with Pursehouse Rural and Wilshire and Co. Previously, Craig worked on sheep and cattle properties and trained horses around the world. Craig is enjoying his new role as Grain Accumulator, where he is able to talk with growers on farm or over the phone. Please contact Craig with any grain enquiries.

Mitch Hanley – Coordinator Logistics

P: 07 4627 3315
M: 0458 005 421
Email: mitchh@norco.com.au

Mitch joined the Grain Trade team in 2012 as the Logistics Officer and is responsible for the movement of all commodities traded.  His position involves the management of all purchase and sale contracts along with the negotiation of freight rates and contracting freight. Mitch also assists in Grain Trade administration. 

Saskia Pabsch - Grain Administrator

P: 07 4637 3311
Email: inv2236@norco.com.au 

Saskia joined the team in 2017 with 20 years’ experience in the farming industry as well as office administration. Saskia is responsible for all aspects of the divisions’ admin which includes grower payments, end-user invoicing and customer service.