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Ravensdown exists to enable smarter farming for a better New Zealand.  As a farmer-owned co-operative, our products, expertise and technology help farmers reduce environmental impacts and optimise value from the land.

Whether it’s food grown for livestock or for humans, we are an integral part of the food creation process. We are the only co-operative on the planet that tests for, advises about, buys, ships, stores, spreads, measures and maps food-creating nutrients and fertiliser in a truly integrated way.  We also provide products and services in environmental mitigation, agronomy and animal health sectors.

When it comes to the growing prosperity of New Zealand, stronger rural communities and a progressive, environmentally considerate agri-sector, Ravensdown is part of the solution.

We are science-focused organisation delivering quality agri-products, technologies and services. Our enabled people are driven to build trust among stakeholders so that the social licence of the co-operative and our customers is extended.

What we do:

  • Practical insights, trusted guidance and lab-based testing on soil, plant and tissue samples.
  • Environmental consultancy to mitigate impacts and move beyond compliance.
  • Quality agri products including agrichemicals, seeds and animal health products.
  • Manufacturing superphosphate at dedicated plants in Christchurch, Dunedin and Napier. Lime quarries producing agricultural lime products.
  • Logistics and storage so bulk fertiliser and other products are available when needed. Global sourcing from top tier suppliers.
  • Precision fertiliser application by ground and by air.
  • Map-and-measure technology for better on-farm decision making.
  • Innovation and research to ensure advice and solutions are based on sound science.