About Cridge Seeds Ltd

Cridge Seeds Ltd is situated in Doyleston, Canterbury 50km south of Christchurch near the Rakaia River - famous for its Salmon fishing, Jet Boating and of course top quality rye grass. Cridge Seeds is a long established business and has been farming through the generations for over 120 years. Stuart Cridge formed the company in 1982 and is still available to give sowing suggestions and advise on your pasture requirements. He has over 40 years experience being bought up in Ellesmere and has dealt with a large number of farmers Nationwide, throughout his ownership of the company. Their own brands of grass seed are grown locally, cleaned at the company to a high standard, with purity and germination tests available on request. Orders are then processed and moved out the door to reach the destinations for sowing.

Stuart's wife, Julie, is Business and Marketing Manager and has been involved with the company for over 17 years. She has a wide range of knowledge communicating with farmers throughout New Zealand and overseas. She too, was bought up in the farming community (Malvern) in a well known family of generations working on the land. Travel overseas to trials in Australia and viewing of farms in China, Mongolia and USA, Annual field days in both North and South Islands have proved effective in the existence of Cridge Seeds and the effect they are having on the market. Word of mouth, sightings of pastures, superior growth, competitive prices, high priority customer service and still there year after year, have added to a successful business. Delivery is aimed at a time of 5 working days from ordering so please dont leave it until a few days before you need seed. January through until April is our busiest time of the year followed by Spring sowing August through to November.

We welcome Nick Reid back who has grown up around the Company. He has a wide farming knowledge after working on a crop and sheep farm locally and dairying, before taking a break to air seed in Perth Australia before deciding to obtain his Fitter and Turner certificate. He has since been Manager at a Hydraulic company in Christchurch for 7 years and now after 10 years returns to Cridge Seeds Ltd as Manager. Many of our clients will know Nick from over the years on their visits south or our trips to field days. We also have full time staff and seasonal workers to clean seed to a high standard and send out mixes to farms nationwide.

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