At Wesco Seeds

Customers are our partners. We aim to match your land with the right seed that will perform consistently – we pride ourselves on the longevity of our permanent pasture recommendations.

We are a family-based business that lives and breathes farming. In 1937, we purchased our first family property for growing seed crops in North Canterbury. Four generations and 86 years later in 2023, we are still immersed in the industry.

Wesco Seeds are grown and purchased in New Zealand for the local conditions, also some smaller lines are imported, we have our own seed cleaning machine and 5 seed mixers. Today we are a trading, distributing, and marketing business, connecting with other large seed dressing operations throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and America.

First farm purchased, started growing seeds crops
Indirectly exporting seed to the USA
Started selling direct to farmers in New Zealand
Established seed cleaning plant
New 2400 square meter purpose-built building to meet growing demand
Expanding into new NZ markets with seed and new website online with custom mix order
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Seed Cleaning

Our seed range has been carefully selected and supported by experienced agronomists for New Zealand’s farming systems. Alongside our own New Zealand seed lines, we also have relationships with other seed producers. Our processing facility in Rangiora, North Canterbury, specialises in seed cleaning - a vital component to our business, ensuring our seed is of the utmost purity, with high germination levels to meet the industry standard. Current machines used are a Delta 106 machine, clipper and a gravity table for small seeds.

Seed Treatments

Wesco seeds offers several different treatment options, the main users being our Dynastrike and Goldstrike treatments, also we have biological and seaweed options.
We have different seed mixers set up for different treatments so there is no contamination.

Order & Despatch

Direct orders can be placed by contacting our friendly team, seed is also available through your local Farm Store. On all orders, we aim for a dispatch time of 24-48 hours, this can extend in peak season.
Wesco organises for your seed to be delivered to where you specify. We recommend allowing 5-7 days for transportation. For a quicker despatch, you can request delivery to your nearest depot. Specify your delivery location at the time of order. All pallets are shrink-wrapped to protect seeds in transit.

Our Treatments

The ultimate seed treatment to enhance fast strong plant establishment with trace elements, Plants can experience improved health and yield.

Enhances plants for strong and fast establishment. Protects grasses from Grass Grub Larvae and Black Beetle, and Brassica crops from Aphids, Argentine Stem Weevil, Spring Tails, and Wheat Bugs.

Our Team



Lionel has spent years in the seed dressing industry, painstakingly building Wesco Seeds into the thriving business it is now. His extensive knowledge of Seed has proved to be enormously helpful to our business and customers for agronomical advice.


General Manager/Sales

Following closely in his father Lionel’s footsteps, Jethro, aka Deo, also has a wide understanding of grass seed and seed mixes. Travelling around the South Island, Jethro has established close relationships with our customers with his cheerful smile and attentive ear.


Sales Consultant


Logistics and Purchasing Manager

Wayne controls our freight and the dispatch of Wesco Seeds, ensuring products arrive to our customers in good condition and within 5 days of placing their order. With dispatch and freight being a key part of this business, Wayne is busy ensuring orders are sent out correctly. Out of the office, Wayne can be found on the golf course, perfecting his swing.


Customer Service and Accounts

Patience is a definite virtue of Amberley’s as she manages the Wesco Seeds administration, keeping everything organised and running like a well-oiled machine. Ensuring accuracy in the office, Amberley is a vital part of this business.




Finance Controller




Operations Manager


Seed Cleaning Operator and Dispatch


Seed Mixing and Dispatch


Seed Mixing and Dispatch


Seed Mixing and Dispatch

Growing up on a farm on the West Coast of New Zealand Joe has a great deal of savvy when it comes to seed mixing. He is occupied each day mixing up different seed mixtures requested by clients, and in his spare time he is busy working on to his own block of land.

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