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About Gallagher Animal Management

Since 1938, we’ve been helping farmers to harness the power to farm by delivering world-leading agricultural management solutions, that enable customers to operate responsibly, productively, and profitably.



The Gallagher story

When a horse called Joe took too much of a liking to using a car as a scratching post, owner Bill Gallagher Senior scratched his head for a solution. He devised a cunning electrical circuit that delivered a shock whenever the horse rocked the vehicle. This quickly cured the problem and sparked the idea for his electric fence invention.


That was in the early 1930s. By the end of the decade Bill had built his first electric fence and had made a long-term commitment to building a great business that redefined what's possible for its customers – Gallagher.


Today, Gallagher is still lead by Bill Junior, now Sir William Gallagher, and we continue to win awards and accolades for innovative and transformational products across our businesses.






"When my father Bill Senior started this company in 1938 he probably
hasn't even heard the word innovator, but that never stopped him from being one"

Sir William Gallagher 





What we do

We lead the market in electric fencing, weighing and electronic identification (EID), data collection, and wireless water monitoring systems. Before we entered the animal management business, we were farmers. It was a typical farmer’s approach to solving farm problems that helped us lead the world into the electric fencing age.


Today we’re an internationally successful company, known and respected in over one hundred countries with offices in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, North America, Chile, and South Africa. We’ve continued with ground-breaking and inspirational technology that has been the hallmark of the Gallagher brand since its inception. What began as a visionary alternative to the conventional fencing of the day has grown into technologically superior, highly intelligent, and fully integrated animal management systems. 


Our commitment to innovation and quality whilst being sustainable

Now a global leader in innovation, we invest 15% of our profits in research and development and strive for excellence through continuous improvement. We are committed to outstanding quality. We develop and manufacture many animal management solutions at our Head Office in Hamilton, New Zealand enabling us to closely manage quality control and pick up any faults quickly and reliably.

Manufacturing and packaging our products sustainably is also a top priority. We are reducing our use of single use plastics by boxing up our insulator range. We have also invested in a cardboard shredder so we can replace plastic air pillows and polystyrene nuggets in our packaging with unwanted card.


Our values

Here at Gallagher, we live our values. They define how we interact with our people, our distributors, our customers, and the community.
Our purpose is to protect what matters most, and our values help us do this.