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the country

Covid-19

The country is in Alert Level 2, except Auckland, Northland, and parts of Waikato which are in Alert Level 3.  Please review our Alert Level Guides to see how we can support customers and businesses during this time. 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.

6 October 2021

Yearling Bull sales season starts well

Exceptional clearances, good online engagement and premiums for particular genetics characterise early season sales

Despite some disruption and delays due to the nationwide lock down, the 2021 yearling bull sales season is progressing positively.

Covid pushed a few sales back at the start of the season, though that provided some unexpected benefits, giving those offering bulls more time to maximise presentation. As a result buyers are liking the look of what is available, driving clearance rates early in the season to approximately 99 per cent. Both dairy and beef farmers are chasing bulls with genetic traits around lower birth weight and calving ease.

New Zealand’s virtual saleyard bidr continues to excel, enabling those unable to leave restricted localities, not comfortable to attend the sales, or too busy with opportunities to watch or participate in sales. While the majority of buyers turn up on farm, the technology is gaining traction.

Among the outstanding early sales, Riverton Herefords, Fordell, Whanganui put up 102 yearling bulls, which sold at an average of $3700; Twin Oaks Angus, Te Akau offered 50 bulls, averaging $5210 and achieving a $12,000 top priced lot; Te Atarangi Angus, Dargaville offered 106 bulls for a $3630 average price; and Craigmore Polled Herefords, Ohaupo, Waikato sold 103 bulls, averaging $3178, with a $16,500 bull topping their sale.

Quality has been the key at all these sales, where the buyers are motivated to commit when a good article is on offer. However, bull numbers are growing meaning competition and quality will continue to escalate.

Callum Stewart, PGG Wrightson Livestock National Genetics Manager

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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