What sets us apart
“Everything you need and nothing you don’t.” At Onefarm, over the past nine years, we have built our business around this idea – that we strive to give our customers absolutely everything they need with their yards and crushes, but nothing that they don’t.
When we first entered the cattle yard market in 2016, we were selling very simple sets of cattle yards to smaller lifestyle farms. We were often asked by bigger farming operations if we had larger designs available.
Rather than simply creating larger designs with the equipment we had available at the time, we spent six months researching and scheming how we could improve the options kiwi farmers have.
We’re not the biggest outfit in New Zealand, but we understand that investing in a cattle yard is significant, so it’s important that the support and service you receive reflects that.
When you’re buying farming equipment, usually you face a choice between ‘cheap and nasty’ products, or premium products that’ll last, but will cost you.
At Onefarm, we offer a third option.
Through our unique manufacturing and design process, we’re able to offer New Zealand farmers excellent cattle yards and crushes, but at fair prices.Our products are designed and assembled in New Zealand, and we’ve developed a hybrid manufacturing model with manufacturing split between domestic and off-shore.
This model allows us to allocate resources (and costs) throughout the manufacturing process appropriately to get the best out of our domestic team.
Our established manufacturers in China supply globally to large companies in our industry meaning we benefit from their experience and scale. Vice versa, they benefit from understanding the demands of farming in NZ through their strict adherence to our blueprints and QA process.
In summary, our products are for farmers who value reliability, strength, and efficiency.
Our “everything you need and nothing you don’t” philosophy goes beyond our products. It also encompasses how we get our products to you.
Innovation for us doesn't end at our manufacturing process; it includes the entire product journey. That means we utilise technology including drones, mapping and a decentralised warehousing model to deliver the best possible solution for your farm with nationwide reach.
Through aerial imagery using a drone we’re able to provide a to-scale digital model of the yard that best fits your unique operation. This helps you envision how everything will work before signing anything. We remove the guesswork.
To distribute our products, we use Mainfreight. When Onefarm was started, we were only working in the Otago region (back then we were known as Otago Fencing Supplies). However, as the company grew, so did our reach across New Zealand.
Now we have key sites to serve all the major centres across New Zealand. We’ve got a line that sums up how it all works: “National coverage, local service.”
Our support team is also one of the most flexible in the country too. We’re able to give you the full support and guidance you would expect from a local company, no matter whether you’re located in Kaitaia, Invercargill or anywhere in between.
From the planning phase right to installation, we’re able to give you exactly what you need so you end up with the ideal situation for your farm.
To make it all happen, we leverage the knowledge and expertise of our Contractors, Finance partners and Suppliers. See below to learn more about the role they play.
When it comes to our Commercial Yards we rely upon our skilled contractors to stand our yards up. It's important that the end result is bang on plan. This ensures smooth stock flow and an end result that you will be proud of!
We’re fortunate to work with several industry leading suppliers that complement Onefarm packages. From Tru-Test and DTS with their technology and hardware, to Numats top quality rubber, to Blacks Fasteners quality fixtures and fittings, we have all bases covered.
We have two finance partners that can offer finance solutions to our customers; Figured (if you're an existing customer) and UDC. If you’d like to learn more about either solution, please let us know.
We look after our team!
Find out about the Onefarm point of difference from first contact, design and site plans to installed yard.