Proseed is the largest forest seed producer in Australasia and is owned by Ngāi Tahu Iwi.
The company is managed on behalf of whānau by Ngai Tahu Farming. It comprises seed orchards of all major plantation species grown in New Zealand, along with extraction and processing facilities on a 160-hectare property at Amberley in North Canterbury. Proseed produces around 2,000 kilograms of high quality genetically improved seed each year for forest companies, farm foresters and nurseries.
Proseed's expertise in managing control pollinated seed orchards is widely recognised. The company has been at the forefront of orchard research and management in New Zealand since its establishment more than 30 years ago.
Proseed's customers are primarily based in New Zealand and Australia with smaller sales to the USA and EU particularly Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.