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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 – 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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What happens to images submitted for the 2021 Calendar Competition

If you've submitted photos to our Landmarks Photo Collection, you may be wondering what happens next. We’ve outlined what happens behind the scenes once submissions close.

Photo submissions

Participants can submit photos from 2 September 2019 right through until 30 June 2020.  The long submission period provides you with more opportunity to submit a photo, and means we receive photos throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter. Once submissions close, we prepare photos for the Calendar Competition judging.

Calendar judging 

Judging  for the calendar takes place in August and our panel of PGW representatives and a professional photographer review high resolution prints of all the photos.  The panel are tasked to shortlist the photos until they eventually find the final calendar images and supreme winner.

Checking eligibility of winners

We review all of the winning images to check the Calendar Competition terms and conditions have been met and if proof of consent for photographed persons or property is required. We also check to ensure the winners meet our definition of an amateur photographer.

Winners will be contacted by phone or email shortly after judging has been completed, and have 14 days to provide the necessary confirmation or consent documentation.

Announcing the winners 

A public announcement is made in early September on our website and Facebook page. The calendar artwork is sent to print in October and is later delivered to thousands of New Zealand rural letterboxes plus PGG Wrightson stores in November.

 

So if you've submitted a photo for our 2021 Calendar, we hope this sheds some light on what happens to your submissions and what to expect if you are selected as a winner. If you still have a question, please feel free to email photocompetition@pggwrightson.co.nz.

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PGG Wrightson Livestock Roundup 6 September 2019

Callum Stewart joins Anna Thomas on the dailty report to discuss bull sales, bidr and the livestock market.

 

Two Year Bull Sales

The two year bull sales saw it's best season in five years with farmers showing real confidence in the products they're purchasing. Breeders are producing a good product and advancements in genetics are rewarding commercial farmers with quality stock.

 

Yearling Bull Auctions

With upcoming yearling bull auctions kicking off around the country it's time to get young, proven genetics into the industry. It's a challenging time in the dairy market with dairy farmers restricted with what they can pay for yearling bulls, although the recent Fonterra announcement has put some confidence back.

 

bidr

PGW Genetics is already seeing the benefits of New Zealands online livestock selling platform bidr for Genetics sales. The nationwide reach and reduced costs make bidr a valuable tool for farmers to leverage when selling stock.

 

Livestock Market

Anna and Callum also talk about the general state of the industry where hogget is seeing good returns at the saleyards and the store market is starting to lift.

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September Wool Report

This week The Country's Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson GM for Wool Grant Edwards to talk about the current wool market, including some spectacular sales and the influence of the USA, China trade war.
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Short Supply Driving Up Dairy Livestock Market

Trade in dairy livestock has been light during the winter, with few quality animals available.

PGG Wrightson National Dairy Livestock Manager Jamie Cunninghame says, with demand exceeding supply, prices have been buoyant.

“Anything available is selling well, and in the spring, anyone who offers stock with any quality will be well received by the market. 

“Buyers are keen. Our sales of mixed age cows have ranged between $1400 and $2000 per head in recent weeks. Even for lesser cows prices are strong, boner cows are similarly scarce at present, with the meat value holding them up, too. 

“Numbers are low. Because neither quantity nor quality is exceptional at present, when the right animals become available, the market has upside,” he said.

Younger stock are also scarce. Significant enquiry from China recently has focused on rising one year heifers. With less stock available than at this time last year, Jamie says the market is strong.

“We do not have large numbers of animals traded at present, in which case supply and demand is driving values. Where quality is available, it is selling well,” he said. 

Coming up soon and running through to mid October, the bull sale season will feature sales throughout the country, through saleyards, and on-farm. This is prompting plenty of farmers to apply for a PGG Wrightson Defer-A-Bull purchase agreement, enabling them to finance a bull team with no upfront cost and no re-payments until the bulls are sold.

Jamie says Defer-A-Bull is a proven winner for many farmers.

“For most of our customers, who would otherwise have to go to the bank to secure extra capital to fund their bull purchases every year, this is a preferable option. Defer-A-Bull gives the ability to invest in your bull team when you need it, without putting any pressure on funds early in the season, when cashflow can be tight. 

“It is easy to use and a great way to fund your bull purchases. Any farmer who is interested should talk to their local PGG Wrightson rep about the simple application process,” he said.

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