Grower Information

Arable farmers grow oilseed rape for Pure Oil NZ on fixed price contract throughout New Zealand.  The crop is an important part of the farmers rotation, providing good returns and improving production of the whole cropping rotation. Contracts are made available in the months leading up to the autumn and spring sowing windows.

Fixed priced contracts give the farmer an added degree of financial security in a somewhat volatile commodity market.  The Crush Plant near Christchurch is where we dry, store and extract the virgin rapeseed oil from the harvested seed. 

Pure Oil NZ's agronomy team provides on-farm agronomic advice to ensure our growers are supported throughout the growing cycle.  To encourage best practice, we facilitate grower groups within regions, providing opportunities for famers to meet every few months to discuss crop progress and share their experiences.

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Grain handling, storage and drying

Pure Oil NZ operates a world class grain handling and storage facility, with seed cleaning equipment and a large grain dryer on site. The grain handling services also includes:

Please contact for further enquiries on a availability and pricing. 

What is oilseed rape?

Growing oilseed rape

Most of Pure Oil NZ's oilseed rape is grown on fixed price contracts with farmers throughout New Zealand. Contracts are made available in the months leading up to the autumn and spring sowing windows.

Benefits of growing oilseed rape:

Pure Oil New Zealand's agronomy team provides on-farm agronomic advice and works closely with merchants to ensure our growers are supported throughout the growing season. To encourage best practice, we facilitate grower groups within regions, providing opportunities for famers to meet every few months to discuss crop progress and share their experiences. Our "timely Advice newsletters include reminders about crop monitoring and key timings for crop applications.

SCID Scheme

Pure Oil New Zealand is an active member of the Seed Crop Isolation Distance (SCID) scheme and contract crops are entered on SCID to manage any isolation distance required from any specialist seed crops in an area. We are also members of the New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association.

Grower Base

Our contract grower base is building in line with steady growth in our sales of oil and meal. We are committed to developing it further and anyone considering growing oilseed rape is encouraged to contact us.