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Covid-19

Our Alert Level Guides detail how we can support customers and businesses during this time. To determine which alert level you are in, please refer to the government’s COVID-19 website.

Your local PGG Wrightson representative is available to help or call our Customer Services team on 0800 10 22 76. 

Under Alert Level 3 and 2 PGG Wrightson stores are operating under their usual trading hours.

22 November 2021

Elite Winton herd offered as New Zealand's first online dairy herd sale

Online livestock sales, which have gained plenty of traction under Covid, look set to go to a new level next month, with an elite Southland Friesian herd set to become the biggest single livestock offering sold so far online.

PGG Wrightson Southern South Island Dairy Livestock Manager Mark Cuttance is overseeing New Zealand's first online dairy herd sale. Winton farmers Simon and Liz Harnett's cow herd, which Mark Cuttance says ranks in Southland's top two per cent, is offered for sale by bidr on December 9th. 

"This is the first time PGG Wrightson has sold a dairy herd online.

"Usually, when you sell a herd, prospective buyers are the people you already know. Marketing their herd by online livestock platform bidr gives the Harnett's access to dairy farmers throughout the country, dramatically extending the range of potential purchasers. 

"This is an excellent herd, particularly well suited to this groundbreaking selling format," says Mark. 

PGG Wrightson Southland Dairy Representative Roddy Bridson has worked with Simon and Liz Harnett for several years. 

"You'd go a long way to find better operators than the Harnett's, which is evident in their herd. These cows are great looking animals, with good capacity, grown to their potential, ranking high on productivity with low inputs. 

"Genetics is a key part of Liz and Simon's farming philosophy. Dairying has been their life and passion, which this herd demonstrates perfectly," says Roddy.

Jamie Cunninghame, PGG Wrightson National Dairy Livestock Manager, says Covid and uncertainty around lockdown levels have resulted in more online sales. 

"More people are doing more business online generally, and farmers are also finding the benefits of bidr, New Zealand's virtual sale yard, more quickly than they otherwise would if Covid hadn't occurred. Under Covid, if the lockdown alert levels change, an online sale can still proceed with minimal disruption. Online sales will not replace on farm or sale yard auctions, though they are a new option that has great advantages for some sales, particularly those with potential to attract buyers nationwide," says Jamie.

Scheduled for auction on Thursday, December 9th at 1 pm, with approximately 360 two to eight-year-old cows offered from a total of 440 in milk. 

For more information or to register for the Simon and Liz Harnett auction, see:
bidr.co.nz/auction/902

 

Download sale details here >> 
18 August 2021

Alert Level 4 Guidelines

We are able to provide essential products and services to regions affected by Alert Level 4.

Certain parts of our business will remain open during Level 4 operating under strict protocols and Ministry of Primary Industry guidelines, provided that these services can be delivered in a manner that appropriately minimises risks associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

It’s vital that we continue to maintain physical distancing, hygiene protocols and contactless interactions with our customers at our stores and on-farm.  Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our customers and our staff. 

Restrictions at Level 4 include:

  • Retail stores are open for contactless collection or delivery of products
  • Only 'essential' products are available to purchase with restricted payment options
  • Saleyards are closed with livestock sales and auctions able to continue on bidr®
  • Napier Wool Store is closed, Christchurch, Invercargill and Dunedin are open for receivals only (Invercargill by appointment only)
  • On-farm visits and services are not permitted unless deemed essential
  • Reps are contactable by phone and email

We are still accepting new account applications which can be found here. To ensure applications are processed promptly please email competed forms through to accountopening@pggwrightson.co.nz, instead of posting.

We are committed to supporting our customers and the communities within which we operate through this challenging period. We are taking practical and considered measures to support the country’s efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide an essential service to keep our country growing.

If you have any questions around how we can help support you and your business, please reach out to us.

FIND A REPRESENTATIVE  |  FIND A LOCATION  |  SEND AN ENQUIRY  |  FREEPHONE 0800 10 22 76

 

Download our Alert Level 4 Guide
7 March 2021

Alert Level 1 Guidelines

Our full offering of products and services are available at Alert Level 1.

This includes:

  • All of our stores and offices are open with normal trading hours
  • Saleyards and wool stores are operational
  • Reps are able to travel between regions for on-farm visits
  • Property viewings and open homes are permitted

PGG Wrightson will continue to adhere to the Government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

Thank you New Zealand for your support and uniting against COVID-19!

 

Download our Alert Level 1 Guide
27 February 2021

Alert Level 3 Guidelines

PGG Wrightson is able to provide essential products and services to regions affected by Alert Level 3.

  • Retail stores are open for contactless collection or delivery of products with restricted payment options
  • Saleyards are closed with livestock sales and auctions able to continue on bidr®
  • Wool stores and auctions are operational
  • Reps are able to travel within their own region for on-farm visits
  • On-farm services can be conducted isolation with no face-to-face contact
  • Real Estate offices are closed to the public

It’s vital that we continue to maintain physical distancing, hygiene protocols and contactless interactions with our customers at our stores and on-farm.  PGG Wrightson will continue to adhere to the Government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

We know many farmers and growers across the country continue to operate under challenging circumstances. If you have an questions around how we can help support you and your business, please reach out to us.

FIND A REPRESENTATIVE  |  FIND A LOCATION  |  SEND AN ENQUIRY

 

Download our Alert Level 3 Guides
27 February 2021

Alert Level 2 Guidelines

All of our products and services are available at Alert Level 2 with some restrictions and protocols in place. 

These include:

  • All visitors must or scan or sign in, wear a face covering, and sanitise hands on entry when visiting a PGW site.
  • 2 metre physical distancing is required in our stores and sites
  • Saleyards are operational – some may have restrictions on attendee numbers.
  • Wool stores and auctions are operational.
  • Reps are able to travel between regions for on-farm visits.
  • On-farm services can be conducted maintaining 1 metre physical distancing.
  • Property viewings and open homes are permitted maintaining 2 metre physical distancing.

PGG Wrightson will continue to adhere to the Government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

We know many farmers and growers across the country continue to operate under challenging circumstances. If you have an questions around how we can help support you and your business, please reach out to us.

FIND A REPRESENTATIVE  |  FIND A LOCATION  |  SEND AN ENQUIRY

 

Download our Alert Level 2 Guides
Landscape
1 January 2021

Supporting you during COVID-19

At PGG Wrightson the wellbeing of our customers, staff and suppliers is paramount. Here's what we are doing in response to COVID-19 as a global pandemic.

‘Helping grow the country’ is our vision, it is at the heart of what we do, and this remains the case in times of challenge and adversity. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by COVID-19, and we want to do what we can to continue to support our customers and communities and to do our part to help minimise the impacts of the virus.

We continue to develop our response as matters develop and official information comes to hand, and we are doing what we can to ensure our stores and other locations are a safe place to work and visit.

Ways of working and our interactions

We have reassessed how we interact internally and with our customers, and have asked our staff to be extra mindful of good hygiene and adopt recommended protocols. We are encouraging the use of our technology platforms where practical to limit staff travel and gatherings. We also offer alternative ways to purchase products through our online store and trading of livestock on bidr®.

Supply chain

While there has been disruption in international supply chains across a number of industries, we are working hard with our suppliers to try and minimise supply issues for you. We would encourage you to plan ahead and think about essential inputs in advance so we can prepare for any international supply chain issues that might arise.

Keeping you informed

We have business continuity plans to deal with potential disruptions and events that may arise. We will provide regular updates on our website and Facebook page as matters develop.

PGW is committed to supporting our customers through this challenging period and beyond. We will continue to take practical and considered measures in the way we manage our stores and other work locations, and in our interactions with you. The pandemic is a major global event and we wish to reassure our customers and stakeholders that PGW will do what it can to prepare and respond to challenges that emerge.

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How you can help reduce the spread of Covid-19

Staying home if you are sick or unwell
Staying at home if you’re sick is the best thing you can do to stop any future spread of COVID-19.

If you’re feeling unwell, it’s critical you stay at home and recover. Read more
Keeping track of where you have been
Fast and effective contact tracing helps us to prevent any further spread of COVID-19.  Scan the QR codes on display with the NZ COVID Tracer app when visiting any of our sites or stores. Read more
Maintaining physical distancing
Practice physical distancing at our sites and stores by keeping a safe distance from people you do not know.  Physical distancing requirements can change at various Alert Levels. Read more
Practicing good hygiene
This includes hand washing often with soap for 20 seconds and using hand sanitiser available in our sites and stores. Read more
Wearing face coverings
Face coverings are particularly useful when physical distancing is not possible, and helps stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes.  Read more

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