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RB Rural is the local solution for all your farming needs. Formed in 2018, RB Rural has quickly become a trusted part of the Southland and Otago farming landscape, providing the right products at the right price, backed up with value adding service of our on road Field Reps.  


Based out of Tapanui and Gore, we are working with farmers from Mataura to Lumsden, Ettrick to Clydevale and all points between.


Want to be more than just an account number?

Join us on Facebook, send us an email or call Richard, Brendon, Gordon or Nikki today to find out how we can add value to your business.


  • Animal Health Plans

  • Trace Element Testing

  • Fecal Egg Counts + Reduction Tests

  • Herd/Flock Disease Investigation

  • Pasture, Crop + Grain Seed

  • Crop Spraying Solutions

  • Animal Health Treatments

  • Stock Water + Culverts

  • Dairy Shed Supplies

  • Stockfood

  • Animal Management

  • Electric + Conventional Fencing

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Richard Smith

Richard Smith started in 1994 working in rural supplies with CRT in Alexandra before coming home to Gore in 1999 to take up the manager's role which he held for 15 years.

Richard has also worked in animal health as well as insurance and brings a different aspect to the rural servicing industry.


His passion for rural supplies resulted in starting his own business with Brendon.


Richard enjoys putting a deal together for clients and giving them options not offered elsewhere. His experience means he recognises where to get best value for money products.

Richard is married to Rachael and together they have three children


Brendon Bain

Brendon Bain grew up in West Otago, managing a 8500 stock unit sheep and beef farm for 11 years.  


Looking for a change, he moved to Kaiwera and worked as a Technical Field Rep.


From there Richard and Brendon built their own rural supplies business.


Brendon’s strengths are animal health, seed and chemical, and will add value to your business because of his first-hand experience in the sheep and beef industry.


Brendon is married to Elinor and they have two boys. He is on the board of trustee's at their school and is involved in the Eastern Northern Barbarian's rugby team. 


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Nikki is the newest member of the RB Rural team, adding veterinary services to the lineup.


Nikki worked for over 10 years at Combined Vet Services before buying into RB Rural in November 2020.  She has a passion for consulting with farmers on preventative animal health programs and finding value for clients. 


Originally from Canada, Nikki came to New Zealand on a working holiday in 2008.  She became enamored with the Gore/West Otago area as well as a certain farmer and officially immigrated in 2009. 


She is on a sheep and beef farm in Kaiwera with her husband, Hamish and three children.


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