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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PGG Wrightson values the connection we have with our customers to share our stories, profile the latest news and business activities.
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 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 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.
Shane Gerken - South Island Livestock Manager
Buyers are being very selective with the quality of cattle they purchase, which is typical at this time of the year.
Better quality types of both traditional/beef and dairy-beef are available and these are seeing strong competition at both the saleyards and in the paddock.
Store lambs supply has begun to dry up, particularly in the South Island, with the sale yards remaining the preferred channel to buy and sell lambs.
The average lamb price has remained steady at $7.90/kg. There is a wide range of prices depending on where lambs are sent. Lambs fetched up to $8.10/kg at the top end. Mutton pricing is varied with the most common range sitting between $5.20-$5.50/kg.
Jamie Cunningham - National Dairy Sales Manager
With calving well underway across the country our clients are very much head down at present. Feeder calf sales around the North Island are performing well with interest from calf rearers on the quality calves.
We are well underway with our Defer-a-bull campaign and discussing service bull requirements and options with our clients. Defer-a-bull has been a great tool for clients to purchase their bull teams without having to fund them up front and putting pressure on cashflow early in the season. The success of this product is proven with its return customers, with some clients having used the product for 10 years.
We still have strong enquiry for Rising 1 year Friesian heifers with the export market into China proving to be very keen and competitive on dairy heifers.
Let’s hope that all parts of the country get an early Spring and the 2019/2020 season gets as much of that valuable pre-Christmas production out the gate as possible.
Ryan Shannan - Livestock Genetics Rep
We’ve had great success at a majority of the 2yr old sales in May and June and we look forward to preparing for the upcoming yearling sales in Spring.
It’s now time to contact your Genetics or Livestock rep regarding bull purchases for your dairy herd. Our specialist team can offer sound advice when purchasing bulls to suit your requirements, whether your focus is on calving ease, high growth or short gestation. Using beef genetics is a powerful tool when marketing your calves, along with the extra dollars that contribute to your bottom line.
We have many options for purchasing reputable bulls, whether it’s through auction sales, private treaty or through the Bidr online Trading Platform. Whichever way you choose to buy, we can offer EBVs to help with your selection and different price ranges to suit your requirements.
For further assistance feel free to contact your local rep who can help you with breeding better business.
How are you tracking? Is NAIT compliance weighing heavy on your mind and tracking the right animals consumes valuable daylight? You can take out the guess work and human error with a Tru-test EID Stick Reader.
Do you want to keep things streamlined and simple or do you want to dive into the data? Tru-test has a range of reliable EID Readers and weighing technology that suit every size and type of farm.
The SRS2 Stick reader quickly and easily reads, records and transfers EID tag information. Keep track of individual animals with the easy-to-use, ergonomically designed SRS2 EID Stick Reader. Suitable for cattle, sheep and deer. The SRS2 features a large, highly readable screen to display the session count, EIDs and pre-loaded visual ID numbers. Its long 650mm reach length enable you to keep a safe distance when scanning those lively animals and the rugged, waterproof design has been tested in the tough agricultural environment.
With 19 hours of battery the SRS2 can outlast most farmers. Its Bluetooth wireless technology connects with your weigh scale and means you can easily send session information to NAIT via the Data Link smartphone app - without you having to sort or download the data on your computer! This allows for easy animal transfers and tracking, helping you to get well on the road to being NAIT compliant. It has memory space for up to 250,000 scanned tags and has fast tag reads with feedback through a vibrating handle. Its smart scan will alert you if you try to double scan an animal and you can easily delete animal data right on the stick reader. Test your speed against the SRS2 as it can read up to 1,100 tags every minute.
The SRS2 is a simple design with ease-of-use being front of mind. For more data driven farmers the XRS2 provides more in depth functions but both stick readers are compatible with NAIT tags and Bluetooth across to your phone and Tru-test weigh scales. Data Link is available on both Android/Apple phones. Tru-test’s service doesn’t stop at the store – you’re local territory manager will help you set it up and teach you how to get the most out of your EID reader.
For more information on the SRS2 Stick Reader, contact your local PGG Wrightson team.
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