High Quality Lime and Fertiliser Blends

AB Lime is focused on providing our customers with accurate and appropriate knowledge about the soil that supports their business.

We believe that without a good understanding of what is going on under your feet, it is impossible to determine with confidence what you need to keep your farming business growing and profitable.

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Soil Testing New Zealand

Fertilisers and Blends

We're proud to be supporting farmers from the ground up.

AB Lime has been focusing on soil nutrition for more than 100 years, with soil science and technology leading our approach to business.

We take our products and our customers farming systems seriously.

Lime Blends Quarry

Know your nutrients

Soil is the major source of nutrients needed by plants for growth. The four main nutrients are nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulphur (S).

Together they make up what is known as NPKS, other important nutrients are calcium, magnesium and trace elements. In nature, there are 17 nutrients necessary for plants to thrive and 14 of these come from the soil. See fact file 103 for more information.


Our AgLime is the best quality lime available in Southland

  • Particle sizing is important as it influences the response for your lime. See fact file 102
  • Our kilns dry the lime so that the moisture content is between 1.5-3%
  • Our quarry provides us with high Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) rock. This provides the neutralising value of lime. We consistently test between 90 % and 95% CaCO3

AgLime 90 is also Fertmark registered. We are audited every year so you can be assured that our quality is consistent all year round.

Click below to download our AgLime Analysis.

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Rae Drysdale

Blending Plant & Distribution Manger

03 236 7577 ext. 1

Rae is our friendly face at the other end of the phone when organising dispatch of any of our products.

During the last 32 years at AB Lime Rae has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge in regards to the different application of various lime and fertiliser products in relation to Southland's soil types.

Rae is also involved in ensuring stringent quality controls measures are in place when it comes to product blending.

Liz Ferns

Liz Ferns

Sales & Marketing Manager

027 434 7192

Liz understands rural New Zealand.

With a career that spans a range of sales roles from buying and selling grain, agri-chemicals, animal health, general farm inputs and crop soil nutrition.

During the past 12 years Liz has built a comprehensive understanding of the needs of our customers with her work at AB Lime. Her passion is to assist clients to achieve the full potential of their soil - resulting in quality feed for healthy stock.

Please do not hesitant to get in touch if you have any queries in regards to your soil needs.


Grant Lawson   

Technician Field Consultant

027 438 0010

Grant has been involved in farming since he left school, including  sheep and beef farming in his own right for over 30 years.

Prior to joining AB Lime Grant spent 7 years as a TFO for Farmlands in the Western Southland area.

His extensive experience in relation to dairy, sheep and beef operations and crop agronomy are invaluable to AB Lime and our clients.

Please do not hesitant to get in touch if you have any queries in regards to your soil needs.

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Ginny Crawford - BSc (Hons)

Distribution & Sales Technical Support

027 245 6546

AB Lime is a natural fit for Ginny given her Bioveterinary Science degree from The Royal Veterinary College in the UK and her previous experience working as an animal nutrition consultant for an UK based lime company prior to her travel to NZ.

These skills have been put to the test at AB Lime where Ginny has quickly become an invaluable asset not only with Healthy Cow, our animal health product, but also within our lime and fertiliser division.

With a passion for learning you will find Ginny is quick to grasp the intricacies around your farming operation and how she can help moving forward.

Don't hesitate to give Ginny a call today for all your soil testing requirements and animal health queries.

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Lucy McLean - BAg

Technical Field Consultant


As a born and bred farmers daughter from Progress Valley Lucy has a clear understanding of the challenges our region faces.

Adding to this her BAg from Lincoln University and experience working at Plant & Food Research ensures that the information you receive from Lucy is well considered and relevant to today's soil and agricultural needs.

Give Lucy a call for all your soil testing requirements and technical information.

Know your soil!

At AB Lime our soil tests go a step further in understanding your soils needs.

Talk to one of our specialists today, to find out more about your soil's optimum health.