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Regardless of whether you have been farming for years, are just starting out, or simply are interested in agriculture, PGG Wrightson offers an unsurpassed range of products and services ā€“ all aimed at helping grow the country.

What we offer

Products and Services

Our ability to provide a diverse range of products and services enables us to be one of the major suppliers to the agricultural sector in New Zealand. We deal with leading suppliers to ensure our customers have access to market leading brands and products.

Expertise and Advice

We have a range of specialist teams who work with our representatives to provide additional support and expertise to our customers. We also provide the latest information on farming practices, industry news and market commentary through our blog.

Our Nationwide Network

PGG Wrightson has an extensive nationwide network of representatives across our livestock, real estate, water, wool, insurance, arable and horticultural businesses. You can be sure to find a representative near you.

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Open an Account

We can make trading with us even easier by helping you to open an account. This allows you the flexibility to charge all PGG Wrightson services to the one account.

Bill Smart Services

Our Bill Smart options make running your farm operation easier, plus the added benefit of some great savings when billing power, phone, mobile, internet and fuel to your PGG Wrightson Monthly Trade Account.

Connect with Us

PGG Wrightson values the connection we have with our customers to share our stories, profile the latest news and business activities.

Who we are

Our History

PGG Wrightson is a New Zealand business listed on the NZ Stock Exchange (NZX:PGW). We have a rich heritage of more than 165 years working alongside New Zealand farmers to service their on-farm needs.

Our Business

Our business employs over 1800 permanent employees throughout New Zealand – from Kaitaia in the north to Invercargill in the south – providing farmers with a full service offering complimented with the knowledge and expertise of our people. 

Our Purpose

Our vision as a group is to be Leaders in the Field. This means being a trusted partner to our customers and being leaders in all that we do.

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PGG Wrightson Livestock County TV Livestock Update 23 Oct 2020

Peter Moore joins Mark Leishman on CountryTV to discuss the latest livestock news.
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Property Report: Rural Real Estate is on the rise

The Country’s Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson’s General Manager for Rural Real Estate Peter Newbold to take a look at the rural property market this month.

Mackay cracks into it talking about Fonterra’s recent activity and queries corporates investing back into farming. Newbold confirms and notes that the increase of corporate investment and even the addition of some individuals are seeing farming as a good place to invest.

Currently there is an increase of activity in the rural market and properties are selling well for this time of year. Newbold feels that there will be a strong run up until Christmas.

Mackay says that investing in farming has now becoming a yield story rather than a capital gains story, and there is no short of people looking to get our if they can get their monies worth.

Newbold agrees and adds that there is a softening in the approach as far as money available to invest in rural and there is an increase of properties valued in the 7-12 million dollar bracket selling in the current market.

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Livestock Market Update: King Country Self Shedding Ram Sales 2020

The King Country region is very proud to offer five self-shedding ram sales in November.

Kaahu Genetics are one of the first in New Zealand to be offering Kaahu White Shedding Rams – Kaahu purchased Australian White rams from Tattykeel Stud in Australia and also purchased 43 Australian White Stud ewes and imported in the same shipment to NZ, The breed can be described as hardy, heavy weight lambs that reach slaughter weights early. The Australian White was developed to be self-replacing, haired, meat sheep that requires minimal maintenance. It is suitable for a variety of environments and are adaptable to cold and hot climates. Their growth rate is repaid and finish well on grass. They do not require shearing and negate the need to treat them for parasites. This is an easy-care animal that is very profitable. Click below to view a sample of Kaahu White Ewe Hogget’s and Rams below.

Kaahu Genetics will be livestreamed on Bidr 20th November 1pm.

On Monday 23rd November at 11am McMillan Wiltshire’s will have their annual sale held at the Te Kuiti saleyards. These rams need no introduction as the McMillan family would have been one of the first pioneers of the self-shedding breed. On offer again will be 100 2th rams which have been run on the hills at Ongarue and are renowned for their carcass conformation and soundness over many years.

In their first year of selling Wiltshire rams Ipurua Wiltshire - will be having an on-farm sale on Monday 23rd November starting at 2pm and Livestreamed on bidr®. Ipurua Wiltshire has been focusing on improving the FE tolerance within the breed, dosed at .24 this year. This is complemented with a strong focus on producing sound hill country sheep. All ewe and ram hogget’s are body scanned and the flock is fully SIL recorded.

Moerangi Wiltshire sale to be held at the Te Kuiti sale yards on Wednesday 25th starting 1pm. Moerangi will be offering 70 2th rams and 100 2th ewes which have been selected from a flock of 3,000 ewes. These rams and ewes are bred on steep coastal country at Kawhia and are run very commercially. Strong emphasis on carcass conformation and full self-shedding.

Otangiwai self-shedding sheep - will be offering 50 2th rams at the conclusion of Moerangi sale at the Te Kuiti sale yards. These rams are bred on the hills in Matière which is a very hot eczema prone region. Once again very good carcass rams which have been selected from a flock of 3,000 ewes.

Click here to view the King Country self-shedding sales calendar.

 

Kevin Mortensen

Regional Livestock Manager

0274 735 858


 

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Livestock Market Update: Spring Cattle Sales

The number of cattle coming forward to the market in the spring has been larger than recent years as farmers off load as areas such as Canterbury and parts of Otago have become dry. Also not helping is the cold and wet conditions in the South, limiting feed availability.

The store cattle market has eased over the last two weeks as buyers become more selective in their purchases. There is still interest in traditionally bred steers.

Some South Island vendors have chosen to funnel cattle into the North Island Market where prices have been more competitive although the North Island has come under pricing pressure due to volumes of numbers coming forward.

 

Shane Gerken

South Island Livestock Manager

027 495 5206

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