About Barenbrug

At Barenbrug, we’re proud to have been part of New Zealand’s pastoral landscape for over 30 years helping farmers grow the best pasture..


We’re 100% committed to New Zealand’s agricultural future, through providing Kiwi farmers products, information and support to improve farm outcomes.


Our innovative plant breeding and research programmes have created some of this country’s best pastures, including Maxsyn, ShogunTabu+Tyson and Rohan, all of which are backed by the experience and expertise of our staff.

We employ over 60 staff nationwide including plant breeders and agronomists, plus seed laboratory, microbiology and seed production specialists.


At any time we have 100’s of trials across the country, under different climates and farm systems and on different soils, testing the productivity, resilience and environmental outcomes of our pastures and forages.


We also work with expert research partners including DairyNZ, Lincoln University, AgResearch, Massey University, Otago University, PG+, SFFF and DairyBio Australia to help provide the science that underpins what we do.


Since day one, we’ve been linked into the Royal Barenbrug Group, a fourth generation family business based in the Netherlands.


This has helped give us a technical edge from the very start, with unique access to global science, knowledge and plant genetics.


Barenbrug is the largest privately owned seed company in the world, with 22 research and development stations across all the main climatic zones, and sharing its resources has helped make us what we are today.


Barenbrug’s 225ha Research Farm at Courtenay, Canterbury.