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Our History


Quirindi Branch premises in the 1970’s             Werris Creek in the 1960’s


Fred Pursehouse originally started in Agricultural Distribution in 1962. He started a family business servicing Werris Creek and the adjoining Liverpool Plains areas.

From its humble beginning as a hardware store in Werris Creek, NSW, Pursehouse Rural has grown to become one of the largest privately owned independent Agribusiness’s in Australia. The entity is now recognized as a reputable supplier of agricultural chemical, seed, fertiliser, and general farm supplies.

1960 – 1970
  • 1962 Fred Pursehouse began selling agricultural products from a hardware store at Werris Creek NSW
  • First branch at Werris Creek NSW expanded in sales both wholesale and retailing agricultural products.
  • The business changed to a full focus on Agricultural Distribution both sales and service.
1970 – 1980
  • 1979 –  a branch was opened in Quirindi NSW which became the company Head Office.
1980 – 1990
  • 1981 – Quirindi Groundspray commenced operations (now Techspray)
  • 1986 – Malcolm Pursehouse purchased the business from the other Pursehouse family members.
  • 1986 – Werris Creek Branch was closed and customers serviced from the adjoining town of Quirindi
1990 – 2000
  • 1991 – Gunnedah NSW branch opened
  • 1996 – Pursehouse Rural joined the IHD business group.(now Ag Link)
  • 1998 – Coonabarabran NSW opened.
2000 – 2010+
  • 2001 – Mullaley NSW branch opened
  • 2002 –  Narrabri NSW opened
  • 2006 – Three branches acquired in Southern Queensland (Pittsworth, Melrose and Allora).
  • 2007 – Boggabri NSW opened
  • 2007 – Pursehouse Rural commences a JV with AGnVET Services with 7 branches in Northern NSW and Queensland under the AGnVET RURAL brand.
  • 2008 – Clifton QLD branch opened
  • 2009 – AGnVET RURAL branch started at Ayr in Northern Queensland.
  • 2010 – Branch at Warwick QLD acquired
  • 2011 – Branch at Coolah NSW opened
  • 2013 – Branch at Cecil Plains acquired from AGnVET RURAL
  • 2016 – Tamworth Rural including Moonbi store acquired
  • 2017 – Muswellbrook Farmer’s Barn acquired
  • 2018 – Pursehouse Rural Insurance began operation from Pursehouse Rural Tamworth
  • 2019 – Saddleworld Muswellbrook began trading
  • 2019 – Uralla NSW branch open








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