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Our Companies

Through innovation and a dedication to producing complementary products, Midlands has become a global leader in high value seed production, a leading producer and exporter of high-quality food ingredients, honey and nutritional oils and a fundamental force in research and development. Our people ensure we are trusted partners for farmers, suppliers and international buyers. From consultation to formulation, conception to fulfilment, our emphasis on quality and attention to detail at every stage of the supply chain is second to none. We are an interwoven group of people, products, skills and services, that operate on a global scale from our home turf in Canterbury, New Zealand and Tasmania Australia.

Midlands Seed (NZ)

Midlands Seed (NZ)

At Midlands Seed, we produce quality vegetable and herbage seeds, dried peas, oilseeds and cereal grains for NZ, Europe and beyond.

The Canterbury Plains, with their combination of excellent soil types, temperate climate and abundant fresh water supply for irrigation, create perfect growing conditions for a large number of arable products. Couple these favourable conditions with the expertise of Midlands Seed personnel, enhanced by the relationships they have with world renowned research and marketing organisations, and the results are arable products which meet the highest world standards.

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Midlands Seed (AU)

Midlands Seed (AU)

Midlands Seed Tasmania is one of Australia's top agricultural producers of specialty seeds and food ingredients.

With world-leading quality as our benchmark, our latitude, temperate climate, pristine air quality, soil types, availability of irrigation, and grower expertise allows us to produce superior products.

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Midlands Apiaries

Midlands Apiaries

Midlands Apiaries, established in 2006, takes pride in producing some of the world’s finest honeys. Our experienced beekeepers strategically place hives in the most pristine lands and forests of clean green New Zealand, a sustainable environment that allows our bees to live up to their reputation as nature’s hardest workers

We dedicate ourselves to the art of producing and packing New Zealand’s most beautiful and popular honeys for retail sale in both domestic and export markets. It is this dedication that has allowed Midlands Apiaries to become one of the largest honey suppliers in New Zealand.

Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art jar production, honey extraction and packing facilities further improves the quality of our honey, increases capacity and decreases lead times. Our in-house laboratory allows us to test honey at every stage of production because world leading quality is our benchmark, in everything we do.

From consultation to formulation, conception to fulfilment, our emphasis on quality and attention to detail at every stage of the supply chain is second 
to none.

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Midlands Nutrition

Midlands Nutrition

Midlands Nutritional Oils was established in 2002 with a primary focus to develop, produce, and supply high quality specialty seed oils to the global food, skincare and health product sectors. We specialize in natural nutritional oils and food ingredients rich in essential fatty acids such as Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, Omega 3) and Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). All products are developed with the intent to benefit and promote health and well-being in today's lifestyles.

Our products include:

Midlands Nutrition is dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious products from natural sources to our customers. We closely integrate contract growing, product development, oil processing and distribution to ensure that the highest product quality and service are always delivered efficiently to our customers. 

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Midlands Contracting

Midlands Contracting

Midlands Contracting was established in 2004 to provide specialist services to the seed industry. The business has diversified with the growth of specialist high value crops grown in Mid Canterbury. There are two main areas of the business for the Contracting team, precision agricultural contracting, along with freight and logistics.

Our focus

  • Modern, state of the art equipment and vehicles
  • Remain at the forefront of technological advancements in precision contracting
  • Accredited to the highest of export standards
  • A dedicated team of experienced operators who are willing to go that extra mile to ensure the job is done to the best of their ability that meets our customer requirements

For Contracting requirements, please contact Duncan King to discuss your requirements.

Duncan King – Operations Manager
Ph: +64 274 333 352
E: office@midlands.co.nz

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Midlands Bees

Midlands Bees

Midlands Bees is one of New Zealand's largest beekeeping businesses operating hives for honey production and seed crop pollination.

Our service focuses on;

  • Pollination services
  • Local honey extraction

To discuss your seed or fruit crop pollination, or honey extractions requirements, please contact Matt McCully.

Matt McCully

Field Operations Manager
M: +64 27 839 5390
E: office@midlands.co.nz

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Midlands Farming

Midlands Farming

Midlands Farming categorises financially the land lease activity undertaken to produce highly specialised seed crops. This Midlands venture was undertaken to ensure that farmers were never offered crops that Midlands Seed were not totally confident of, in regard to the yield, quality and related financial outcome.

At the same time the establishment of this company demonstrates the commitment of Midlands Seed to fulfil total buyer requirements. If you believe you have suitable land available for lease, please contact Jo Townshend or Chris Green at Midlands Seed to discuss in further detail.

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Midlands Properties

Midlands Properties

Midlands Properties was incorporated in 2002, to develop predominantly commercial properties, and was initiated with the purchase of the current Midlands Seed office location and surrounds in Ashburton. The continued growth of this business throughout the South Island means Midlands Properties are actively seeking to secure new tenants.

For the successful establishment of your new premises, please contact Chris Green or John Benn to discuss your requirements.

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