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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 eight years with Open Country. 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 this year with no restriction on capital. It’s a great partnership and we feel like we are in control.

Grant Kearins
Kairanga

Farm NZ 5

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
Kiwitahi

Testimonial OShea

I became an Open Country supplier over eight years ago, 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
Cambridge

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
Tirau

We are very happy with our decision to supply Open Country five years ago. 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 31 years but have recently changed our supply to Open Country. 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, we look forward to a future supplying Open Country with confidence.

Kevin, Jo & Shawn Sands
Waiuku

Testimonial Sands