Ruralco’s origins date back 150 years.

Ruralco 2019

In September 2019, Ruralco was acquired by the Nutrien Ltd group of companies and delisted from the ASX

Ruralco 2017

In early 2017 Ruralco acquired TP Jones in Tasmania, along with Sid Newham Rural Supplies and Great Northern Rural Services. A number of water businesses were also acquired, including Irrigation Tasmania, Mildura Irrigation Centre and River Rain, expanding Ruralco’s water services division.

Ruralco 2014

2014 saw continued geographic and sector growth through strategic acquisitions and greenfield businesses. It also saw the acquisition of water business Total Eden and establishment of a live export division through a partnership with Frontier.

Ruralco 2006

Ruralco Limited merged with Roberts. This merger created a new force in the agribusiness sector operating across Australia and brought together two organisations that shared a common focus of long-term benefits for their stakeholders.


Ruralco merged with publicly listed, Queensland-based fertiliser company, Grow Force Australia Limited


Purchased UMT Limited merchandise and real estate businesses

Acquired a 50% interest in Western Australian wool broking business, Primaries of WA


MRW Merchandise Limited merged with Ruralco Limited and MRW became Town & Country


Combined Rural Traders and National Agrimerchandising Network (NAN) agreed to the formation of a national agrimerchandising group, Ruralco Limited

CRT 1970

Combined Rural Traders (CRT) formed at the Canobolas Hotel, Orange (NSW) and the Head Office was established in Sydney


Purchased wool and livestock business, Webster Limited


Business changes its name to Roberts Limited


Company shares quoted on the Hobart Stock Exchange


The partnership Kemp, Roberts & Co was established in Hobart