With more than 100 years of experience in the stockfeed industry, Castlegate James is your trusted supplier of a complete range of innovative and tailored stockfeed products. In September 2010 Castlegate James Australasia Pty Ltd was formed from a merger of 3 companies; James & Son Australia Pty Ltd, James & Son New Zealand Pty Ltd and Castlegate VGS Pty Ltd. Both James & Son companies were fully owned affiliates of James & Son (Grain Merchants) Ltd UK, while Castlegate VGS was an Australian private company.
The foundations of the Castlegate James business date back to the establishment of James and Son (Grain Merchants) Ltd in the UK in 1850 and Victoria Grains Stores Pty Ltd (VGS) in Australia in 1923 with both businesses initially selling brewers grains to dairy farmers. Today, the company is managed by a progressive leadership team that draws upon years of specialised industry experience with a trading platform of providing farmers innovative, ‘value adding’ stockfeed options.
Castlegate James’ products are mainly directed at the ruminant feed market (dairy and beef cattle, sheep and goats), as well as equine and as ingredients to animal feed manufacturers. It also supplies a range of products to the poultry and pig markets. Our product range includes major grains, pulses, protein meals, manufactured moist feeds, traditional grain mixes, sugar / starch mixes, pellets and an extensive range of co-product stock feeds which have been sourced from the food and beverage industries around Australia and New Zealand.
Our specialised purchasing and logistics group works closely with our many suppliers to provide customers with quality products at competitive prices. Our skilled and experienced field staff (click for listing) are available for on-farm consultation and work closely with our customers' nutritional advisors.
Our nationwide distribution network ensures on-time delivery to our customer, ensuring that our customers have adequate supplies of the freshest feeds at all times. Effective customer communication is a key imperative of the Castlegate James service philosophy.