The Allied Farmers group dates back to 1913, when a group of Taranaki farmers formed The Farmers Co-operative Organisation Society of New Zealand Limited. They shared a common vision to form a local company that could supply them with farming requirements such as general merchandise, seeds, fertiliser and livestock trading.
The company quickly became the dominant stock and station company in the Taranaki region, adding wool brokering, real estate and finance to its range of services.
In the 1990's the company embarked on a careful expansion program. It moved into the King Country with both livestock and merchandise stores and then furthered its livestock business in Waikato and Manawatu.
In 1996, the company changed its name to Allied Farmers Limited. Its rural supplies stores trade under the names Taranaki Farmers and King Country Farmers.
Allied Farmers Limited listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in 2002.
The company began expanding its finance portfolio in 2006. Growth in the finance business was assisted by the purchase of Prime Finance (2006) Nationwide Finance (2007) and Speirs Finance (2008), all now amalgamated under Allied Nationwide Finance (in Receivership)
In 2007 Allied Farmers launched its online livestock trading website, MyLiveStock.co.nz. It opened its South Island livestock operation in 2008.
Allied Farmers Wools was sold to The Wool Network in July 2008. The company's livestock, merchandise and real estate operations were sold to Allied Farmers Rural Limited, a 100% owned subsidiary, on 30 June 2009.
In 2011 the livestock business was sold to NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd, in which Allied retains part ownership.
The Merchandise business was sold in 2012, followed by the real estate business in 2013.