RD1 is New Zealand's largest retailer of agricultural services to dairy farmers. With a combined procurement base of over $2 billion, our objective is to use our buying power to provide competitive farm inputs to the rural sector. We operate a network of over 50 stores nationwide, with more planned.Across New Zealand we have a technical sales force of more than 40 skilled individuals who work on farm with customers to help optimise their business.
From the farm yard to the backyard, RD1 is committed to providing the product range, the expertise and the service to take care of the needs of dairy farmers, lifestylers and horticulturalists and the country's sheep, beef and other drystock farmers. A recent addition to the services offered was RD1's Livestock division. This began in 2006 and currently has Livestock Reps servicing clients across the country based from the Waikato, Taranaki Northland regions.
RD1's range of farm solutions services include:
- Spore Counts,
- Animal Welfare,
- Hazardous Substances,
- Pasture Management,
- Pest Control,
- Product Information,
- Technical Information,
- Weed Control,
- Converting to Dairy?
- Fonterra Organics Programme &
- Ballance Fertiliser
RD1 has a price promise to ensure retail pricing is on the mark in an increasingly competitive rural retail market. Coupled with a service promise that demonstrates a focus on the business needs of customers, this provides a platform to ensure ongoing growth and success with our business partners throughout the rural community. There are plans for further development of services and product ranges to ensure RD1 is a 'one stop shop' for our rural customer base. We are committed to ongoing research into the changing face of rural New Zealand to ensure our locations and operations match the needs of our customers. We will pursue new technology and knowledge to continuously improve our service to all our customers.
The company's Operations Support office is based in the heart of Waikato dairy farming territory in Hamilton, and there is a dedicated Customer Service centre in another predominantly rural service city, Whangarei. RD1 employs just over 400 people. We've been part of rural New Zealand for more than 100 years and over 90% of our staff are related in some way to dairy farming. We know dairy farming...it's in our blood.
For more information visit our website or one of our 50 stores nationwide.
RD1 - We won't be beaten on price!