At Open Country, we care about our people, products & farmer suppliers

A Partnership by choice

At Open Country, you can count on us to deliver, to adapt and to put you first. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders and our family based values, our people are focused on building partnerships that you can count on to add value to your business.

We have been with Open Country since 2009. Initially we switched for succession planning, then grew the production by 80,000 kgMS and did not have to buy shares. We then bought land again with no restriction on capital. It’s a great partnership and we feel like we are in control.

Grant Kearins

Testimonial Kearins

We were the eighth suppliers who Open Country signed up and we’ve never looked back. Though Open Country is privately owned, we feel that it has a true co-op spirit. Our views are taken seriously and every time we call, someone always answers the phone or calls us back.

These guys understand our business, are personable, and fun, and they are more than willing to work with us. We are never dictated to.

Supplying this Company adds to our enjoyment of farming.

Paddy & Tash O’Shea

Testimonial OShea

I became an Open Country supplier in 2015, initially to escape the quicksand of changing payment demands for shares, which became a noose for an expanding business.

And I was surprised to find a company that was quick on its feet, nimble and sober, with very short contact lines. No cross subsidising of milk and regular wash up payments helping our cash flows.


Henk Smit

Testimonial Smit

Since switching to Open Country last season we have been so overwhelmed with support, encouragement and the wonderful feeling of being a part of a company that treats us like whanau/family.

The payment system that they have works well with the system we run on our property and the availability of our area rep is top notch. It was a tough decision at the time but we look back now and have absolutely no regrets. The culture that Open Country has is actually what we were after and love.

Richard, Kirby, Liam, Korben, Ryder & Harper Van Der Heyden

We are very happy with our decision to supply Open Country in 2015. We have enjoyed flexibility around collection times.

We appreciate the competitive payout and the settlement periods within each season assist our cash flow. 

We enjoy the inclusiveness of the regular supplier meetings and the Christmas function. 

Nigel & Mandy Johnston
Mabel Bush, Southland

Testimonial Johnston

We have been owner operators for the last 37 years and changed to Open Country in 2017. We have found Open Country staff and management to be excellent to deal  with, professional and also practical and down to earth. 

Their values are a breath of fresh air, and we know we can continue supplying Open Country with confidence.

Kevin, Jo & Shawn Sands

Testimonial Sands