Kellys merger with AgNVET Services

October 6, 2022

AGnVET are very pleased to announce that Kellys have agreed to merge the Kellys Dunkeld and Penshurst retail outlets with AGnVET Management Services effective October 1st.

After much consideration Brendan decided that a merger with AGnVET was the right fit and the best way forward for Kellys to further expand. 

The Kelly family have been involved in providing service to the rural industry in Southwest Victoria for 4 generations. Brendan himself has been running Kellys for 34 years and over that time Kellys has undergone a number of changes.

The business currently offers Agronomy services, Fertiliser, Insurance, Rural Merchandise, Real Estate and are Stihl dealers as well as members of the Mitre 10 group.

This merger is the next progression and will provide the merged business will new opportunities for growth, innovation and to expand the existing services to customers. It will ensure continuity of service and advice to our customers and ongoing support of our local community for many years to come.

As a result of the merger, Brendan Kelly will take an equity position in the combined business and become part of the AGnVET management leadership team. The day-to-day operations and friendly team in both Dunkeld and Penshurst will remain the same.

The AGnVET Services Group was established in Forbes, NSW in 1915 and today remains a privately owned Australian independent agribusiness providing rural supplies and specialist services across Eastern Australia.

With over 70 branches and 80 specialist advisors in agronomy and animal production, AGnVET are strategically located throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania through various local businesses including AGnVET Services, I K Caldwell, The Wheelhouse Group, Polycon Engineering, AGnVET Rural and the groups specialist water and irrigation business Darling Irrigation.

This is an exciting time for the new business, and we look forward to continuing our valued client relationships and sharing new opportunities with you as they arise.

In the meantime, it will be business as usual.

Mark Giffin

Managing Director
AGnVET Group

Brendan Kelly



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