Grain & Seed

Barley - Grain and Seed tradingGrain & Seed continues to be a complex and technical field, forever evolving with new developments.  We pride ourselves on staying well informed and up-to-date, and passing on the latest information and products. 

Our experienced team offer a comprehensive forage and pastoral renewal and management service.  We also provide full technical assistance with sowing rates, establishment, fertiliser and chemical requirements, grazing and on-going paddock management.  Our Technical Field Officers are also on the ground with advice for new and existing growers. 


Seed Buyers Guide

Seed Buyers' GuideWe pride ourselves on maintaining independence in the market and having open relationships with all of New Zealand’s wholesale seed companies, allowing us to offer you access to all available seeds. 

We are consistently involved with the launch of new products onto the market, and in conjunction with wholesale seed companies, continue to play an important role in developing best practice guidelines for growing and feeding. 

The Farmlands Seed Buyers Guide provides an unbiased source of information, detailing flowering dates, persistence, endophytes, ploidy and dry matter production.

or download a copy of the guide (5.2MB)

The Grain & Seed Team

Mark Elliotte
General Manager Grain & Seed
03 687 9459 / 027 436 0090


Ineke Laming
Administration Manager
Currently on Maternity Leave


Phil Johnston
Grain & Seed Agronomist
027 801 1316

Dean Smith
Grain Trader
027 836 1608


Kelsey Brooks
Acting Administration Manager
027 765 8858


Dave Schrader
Grain & Seed Agronomist
027 454 0188

Ben Rutherford
North Island Seed Sales Manager
027 403 0372


Gary Mitchell
Grain Trader
027 227 2472


Rachael Robinson
Grain & Seed Agronomist
027 435 1978

Tim O'Sullivan
South Island Seed Sales Manager
027 490 6082


Elton Mayo
Grain & Seed Agronomist
027 405 1740


Andrew Miller
Grain & Seed Agronomist
027 611 2411



Sam Lucas
Grain & Seed Agronomist
021 758 079


Sophie Lilley
Grain Rep
027 801 7769


Grain and Seed Trading

To provide a seamless service we also operate a grain procurement and trading business. We can source and supply all feed grains including dairy, pig and poultry producers and major feed manufacturers, along with offering contract export seed multiplications. We have vertical integration in the supply of feed grains to our mills for processing and retail, as well as growing seeds for wholesalers that we buy back from for retail.


Seed Stores

Our retail seed service operates from four seed mixing and distribution sites across the South Island with a central distribution centre in the North Island. Our seed mixing sites are suitably stocked to supply your seasonal seed requirements promptly.

Lara Goodman
03 347 3853
027 801 8814

Allan Craig
03 433 1030
027 590 0470

Roy Nimmo
03 455 7114
027 282 4553


Dave Cleaver
03 218 6487
027 456 7913