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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.

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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.

Keep informed with the latest news Latest news

Wool Report 2020 a rough year for the industry

This week The Country's Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson's Grant Edwards to look at the wool market this month and wrap up the wool report for 2020.

Mackay said it has been a disastrous year for wool growers. Edwards agreed and added that they've had a tough finish for the year.

The formation of the Strong Wool Action Group had been able to aid the industry, with every dollar invested into the group, leveraging NZ$4 out of The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Edwards said.

Mackay asked why wool had been more adversely affected by Covid-19 compared to other primary sectors.

Edwards said a lot of New Zealand wool products ended up in retail stores overseas, and this had been greatly impacted with limited import and export opportunities.

However, there was a bright cloud on the horizon in 2021 as access to the Covid-19 vaccine was expected, Mackay said.

Mackay asked if we got on top of Covid-19 in the next 6-12 months, would there be growth in the wool industry. Edwards acknowledged that the current climate was not sustainable, particularly for stand-alone wool or crossbreed wool.

Edwards remained confident that when the world woke up to how great a product wool was, then there will be a massive turn around in the market.

Mackay wished the market well for 2021.
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PGG Wrightson Livestock County TV Livestock Update 21 December 2020

Jamie Cunningham joins Mark Leishman on Country TV to discuss the latest livestock news and the state of the dairy sector.

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Masterton Saleyards Upgrade

Locals will have noticed that the Masterton Saleyards have not operated since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. The lockdown resulted in the cancellation of the weaner fairs and subsequently with no saleyards operating under Alert Levels 4 and 3, the co-owners, PGG Wrightson Limited* (PGW) and Carrfields Livestock Limited (Carrfields), felt it was time to assess the future of this long standing Wairarapa livestock selling centre.

Having considered all the options PGW and Carrfields are pleased to announce that jointly they have agreed to, and the respective Boards have approved, a capital investment to right size and upgrade the Masterton Saleyards.

Peter Newbold, General Manager Livestock for PGW, and Donald Baines, General Manager Livestock for Carrfields, said “this recognises the importance of the selling centre to the farmers in Wairarapa, and we pleased to announce this upgrade.”

The upgrade will include installing a new effluent and storm water system that will meet consent requirements, plus an upgrade of the selling centre rostrum and associated walkways. Given lower overall stock numbers being sold through the saleyards, areas no longer required will be demolished, but there will still be more than enough capacity to meet demands in the foreseeable future.

Work commenced at the saleyards in early December and all things going to plan sheep sales should commence early in the new year.

All media enquiries to:

Peter Newbold, General Manager Livestock, PGG Wrightson Ltd
027 484 5964

Donald Baines, General Manager Livestock, Carrfields
027 328 8781

*All references to PGG Wrightson Limited or the Group refer to the Company, its subsidiaries and interests in associates and jointly controlled entities
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Property Report: The rural market boom

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.

Good news for the New Zealand rural real estate industry as Newbold explains that the past few months have been exceptional for sellers.

Newbold talks about corporate investors and groups of individuals from metro areas wanting a safe space to invest. The movement of people from metropolitan areas to provincial New Zealand doesn't look like it will slow down.

Mackay brings up two defining dynamics of the market: the increased interest from people living in cities looking at lifestyle blocks, and the success of horticulture based properties.

Newbold adds that the horticulture industry is fascinating as there is not enough stock and farmers have been holding onto land, and the returns on stock have been really good.

Mackay queries the backbone of New Zealand agriculture with dark clouds looming over the sheep and wool industry. Newbold assures Mackay that there is still interest in the sector.
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