Elders Rural Services comprises Network operations supplying inputs, advice and marketing options to the Australian and New Zealand farm sectors and Trading operations supplying cattle, wool and other produce to customers in Australia and internationally.
Elders operates one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest rural distribution systems with a network comprising of 226 rural branches and 327 points of presence delivering products and services including:
Elders is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of rural farm inputs, including seeds, fertilisers, agricultural chemicals, animal health products and general rural merchandise, backed by professional advice on agronomy, genetics and animal health to primary producers.
Elders provides a range of marketing activities from agency sales at the farm gate through to feedlot and export options, backed by animal health advice, production management solutions and breeding services.
Elders is the largest seller of Australian greasy wool and has an extensive range of products, services, facilities and alliances to help growers maximise returns from their wool. These include wool handling, buying and selling greasy wool, marketing and selling options and risk management solutions.
Elders offers grain growers a range of cash-based grain marketing options through an accumulation agreement with Toepfer Australia.
Elders primarily operates in the broadacre, rural residential and lifestyle property markets. Broadacre and lifestyle property services are primarily conducted through the Elders Network and supporting real estate offices. Residential and metropolitan business is overwhelmingly conducted through franchise operations.
Elders Insurance, a 25% owned joint venture with QBE, utilises the Elders Network as a part of its distribution of a wide range of insurance cover to rural and regional Australia.
Elders distributes banking products through the Network under a distribution agreement with Rural Bank.
Elders provides financial planning solutions through a network of advisors under the Elders Financial Planning brand, a 51:49 joint venture with OnePath (a subsidiary of ANZ).
Network operations in New Zealand provide wool and livestock agency services, farm supplies and financial services distribution.
Elders International trading has a dynamic commercial team and conducts a range of business including:
Fulfilling international orders and facilitating the trade of feeder and breeding cattle respectively to international markets.
Elders exports wool from New Zealand to China and North Asia and Australasian carpet producers.
Elders operates cattle feedlots in Australia at Charlton, Victoria and Killara, New South Wales and in Indonesia at Lampung (PT Elders Indonesia).
Elders Fine Foods is involved in the importation and distribution of Australian products in China.