The business of Worms R Plenty was purchased by Kookaburra Worm Farms Pty. Ltd. in February 2006.
Worms R Plenty has been distributing punneted worms for the past 11 years. They have focused exclusively on the south-east corner of Queensland.
Kookaburra Worm Farms is a family owned business that has been operating for the past 9 years in Gin Gin, Queensland. We have focused solely on the wholesale supply of African Night Crawler worms to distributors around Australia. In the past 9 years we have grown to be one of Australia's largest breeders of African Night Crawler worms.
However, a few years ago all African Night Crawlers in Australia were infected with an unknown disease. We have been able to manage the affects of this disease for some time, but now find it too costly and difficult to do so. So we decided to convert our breeding away from Africans and move into an Australian native worm that we call the Cod Worm.
It has taken us two years to learn how to breed this new worm successfully in commercial quantities. Now that we have cracked the breeding and growing cycles, we have discovered that this worm is a much better worm than the Africans for a number of reasons. It is tougher on the hook, has a greater cool temperature tolerance, stores much longer in punnets, grows larger and most importantly catches more fish!!!
George and Katherine Mingin, the owners of Kookaburra Worm Farms have developed the most sophisticated method of breeding worms in Australia and possibly in the world. It has taken us over 10 years of development. We now breed our worms in climate controlled conditions with a systems based approach that allows us to produce high quality worms on a year round consistent basis. We know of no other worm farm that can offer a consistent supply of worms.
In purchasing Worms R Plenty, we have decided to expand our horizons and enter the retail supply market. We have now redeveloped the packaging and transport methods for punneted worms and can now supply punneted Cod Worms to anywhere in Australia.