Welcome to The New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association (NZGSTA)

The New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association (NZGSTA) exists to foster the business environment for its members. NZGSTA now comprises 80 companies who not only breed seed, but also research, produce, process and market the nation’s grain and seed outputs. This involves both importing and exporting. Some NZGSTA members produce seed under contract. Others sell seed or licenses for advanced pastoral seed technologies including forages, animal-friendly fungal endophytes, pasture legumes and more.Still others make a market in cereals and pulses, to be used as feed supplements for New Zealand’s pastoral industries or for the high quality flour and bread-making industries. Other export markets include barley for use in Chinese beer, or pulses for snack foods for Japan.The New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association is an important group in our small country.

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Upcoming Events

Grains Forum 2017

Date: Tuesday, 19 September, 2017

Location: Lincoln, Christchurch

NZ Grain & Seed Trade Association is pleased to host a workshop on grain sector trends, challenges and opportunities, presented by a range of industry experts. An interactive forum will address the theme that NZ growers are the world’s best and to remain viable must meet the needs of end users and consumers. The Forum is free for farmers, agronomists, processors, seed companies, traders and other industry members with an interest in grain matters.

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NZGSTA Conference 2017

Date: Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

This year’s Annual Conference will take place in our Capital City Wellington, nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour with New Zealand’s best wine regions situated on the city’s doorstep. The capital city is the political centre of New Zealand and is home to innovative art and cultural attractions, great shopping, nature escapes and seaside communities.

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Our Industry

New Zealand seed and grain production occupies about 150,000 hectares. The export of seed products has long been a feature of the New Zealand grain and seed industry. The seed production areas are based in the temperate plains of the east coast of both islands with the majority of that in the South Island.

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May / June Newsletter

Latest news and updates from New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association.

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NZGSTA Strategic Plan 2016

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NZGSTA Sponsors

The NZ Grain & Seed Trade Association thank our sponsors for their generosity.

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Work With Us

Working at NZGSTA means taking responsibility, mastering challenges and continuously growing as part of a diverse team.

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AIMI Survey of Maize Areas & Volumes to June 1, 2017

The summary of the AIMI survey of maize areas and volumes to June 1, 2017 is now available on the FAR website, along with previous editions of this report.

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