NATIONAL RURAL INDEPENDENTS

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Self made individuals who are unified in purpose
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WE ARE NRI

Self made individuals who are unified in purpose with a vision of the future. These are the shareholders of National Rural Independents (NRI) Limited, a prestigious new retail force in rural Australia. With the backing of global supplier companies, NRI was established in 2001 to underpin the prosperity of independent resellers across Australia. NRI is an unlisted public company. It's founders are professional rural resellers who share a vision for a brighter, more prosperous future for fellow independents. Built upon a philosophy of full transparency and equal status, NRI is unique among independent distribution groups, offering true equity and genuine wealth-creating opportunities for all shareholders. And by removing unnecessary links in the supply chain, NRI offers a totally retail-focused, efficient and profitable distribution channel into rural Australia. Quite an achievement in today's challenging rural merchandise market!

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NRI is among a unique independent group of founders made up of professional rural resellers who share a vision for a brighter, more prosperous future for fellow independents who are unified in purpose.

 

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OUR SUPPLIERS

One of the great strengths of NRI is the quality of suppliers we can draw from. With proven track records and outstanding product ranges, NRI is proud to endorse the following suppliers.

 

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NRI is a unique independent group of founders which are professional rural resellers who share a vision for a brighter, more prosperous future for fellow independents.

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Bill Tranter
TABLELAND VETERINARY SERVICE

A tableland veterinary clinic started operation in Malanda in 1952 and was originally operated as a branch practice from Townsville (it was the only veterinary clinic north of Townsville for a many years). Tableland Veterinary Service officially began operation in 1977. Bill Tranter and Ian Hosie began their current partnership in 1978 and have worked together as business partners for an amazing 35 years. Frank Condon joined the partnership in 2002 and Tamara Olley-Dredge in 2011. Since 1977 more than fifty veterinarians have worked in the practice supported over the years by many dedicated nurses, receptionists, office staff and technicians. Hundreds of veterinary students have also undertaken part of their veterinary training within the practice.

Bill Tranter
Mark Zanatta
TERRA AG SERVICES

Terra Ag Services is your professional rural supplier store to the Western Riverina providing specialised agronomy services and agri-products. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Mark Zanatta and his team work in conjunction with their clients as stakeholders to strive towards farming excellence by using their local expertise in selection, timing and application of seed, chemical and fertilizer products.  
Terra Ag’s solid growth since 2013 is a testament to their highly regarded agronomy services for broad acre irrigation, viticulture and dry land farmers.

Mark Zanatta
Michael Bowden
HILLS FARM SUPPLIES

Hills Farm Supplies specialise in all facets of animal production. From pasture improvement and agronomy to animal nutrition and health we take a whole farm approach to improving animal productivity. With over twenty years experience in the stockfeed and broader agricultural industries, the owners of Hills Farm Supplies, Anthony Pearce and Michael Bowden, are able to support the products they sell with the knowledge that ensures the correct selection and application of your farming inputs.
Whether a commercial operation or a small block owner we offer a wide range of products, competitive pricing and qualified advice to help make the choice that is right for you. Based in Mount Barker, Hills Farm Supplies is centrally located to enable it to service our clients throughout the Adelaide Hills, across South Australia as well as interstate.

Michael Bowden
Phil Green
NORTHERN AG

With 60 years combined experience servicing local farmers, Northern Ag’s four agronomists work together to service an area of approximately 5000 square km in the Southern Flinders Ranges. Northern Ag offers high quality agronomic advice & technical services which includes rotation plans, soil testing & crop protection advice. With a full range of crop protection, fertiliser, animal health & general merchandise products on offer, Northern Ag’s friendly staff can help with every situation you encounter on your farm.

Phil Green
Neil Earl
COWARAMUP AGENCIES

Cowaramup Agencies is a family owned business based in the Margaret River region of WA, and has grown with south-west farmers for 50 years, to be one of the region’s largest independent agricultural suppliers. Through National Buying Group NRI, we have direct accounts and access to all Key Supply Companies with the ability to offer a full range of inputs into the Viticulture, Dairy, Winery, Beef and Sheep Industry throughout the region.

Neil Earl
Dylan Southwood
J & D SOUTHWOOD

Welcome to J & D Southwood Pty Ltd (established 1956). Southwoods are a rural merchandise and machinery dealer at Maitland located on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. We offer mechanical workshop and on farm repairs and agronomic information to the rural community on Yorke Peninsula.

Dylan Southwood

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NRI is a unique independent group of founders which are professional rural resellers who share a vision for a brighter, more prosperous future for fellow independents.

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NATIONAL RURAL INSURANCE GROUP

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For peace of mind, you should buy insurance from someone you know and trust. Majority owned by NRI Independents, the new National Rural Insurance Group offers knowledgeable, local, professional alternative to big-city corporate brokers.

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