ABOUT EAL – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE


AgriServices Group evolved from the original company, Ellesmere Agricultural Limited – established in 2002 by Tim Ridgen, David Turner and Doug Turner.

With branches in Southbridge and Hororata, EAL provides agricultural contracting for farming communities throughout Central Canterbury.

EAL provides a full range of competitively-priced services, for the arable and livestock sectors:

Future Proofing
To create efficiencies we can pass on to farmers, EAL continues to invest in new machinery and advances in technology. For example:
John Deere Greenstar GPS Autotrac: An automatic guidance system for optimum accuracy, machine efficiency and productivity.
JDLink™: A telematics system remotely connecting EAL Managers to our equipment; providing alerts and data – e.g. location, utilisation, performance, maintenance.

 

“We were using them right from the start… They go the extra yard for you – all the staff are friendly, approachable, and they give good advice.
I definitely recommend EAL – they’re very professional and reliable.”

– Paul Greenwood

“They’re always there when we need them. Their service is really good – they value us, and we value them – it works both ways.
I’ve recommended EAL to others, because I think they try harder than the others – they make a bigger effort to keep us happy.”

– Russell Clearwater

Tim Ridgen<hr />

Tim Ridgen

P: 027 279 6447
E: tim@ealgroup.co.nz

Tim oversees the overall operation of EAL AgriServices Group, focusing on growth opportunities for the business.

Tim farmed in partnership with his father, on their mixed farming operation at Greendale. He then worked for Pyne Gould Guinness as a Grain Agent, for seven years.

In 2002 the opportunity arose to form Ellesmere Agricultural Limited; an Equity Partnership with David and Doug Turner, of Rakaia Island Dairies. Shortly after this (in partnership with the Turner family), Tim purchased Millbrook - a 100ha cropping farm in Southbridge. Millbrook was expanded in 2009, with the purchase of an additional 73ha.

 Mike Greenwood<hr />

Mike Greenwood

P: 027 666 0390
E: mikeg@ealgroup.co.nz

Mike Greenwood joined the company in 2005 as a machinery operator, progressing to managing operations at EAL’s Southbridge branch.

Mike brought extensive agricultural knowledge and experience to the team; from working as an agent for PGG, managing Lincoln University’s cropping farm, and managing a Southbridge cropping farm for 12 years.

With his know-how and ‘can-do’ attitude, Mike has played a major part in bringing EAL to where it is today.

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