Andrew Muir, Managing Director
When Edward Eric Muir established E.E Muir & Sons in 1927 in Queen Victoria Market, a major landmark in Melbourne, the company sold animal feeds, vegetable seeds, and manures to the farming community. Soon, they were faced with an extremely challenging time with the onset of the Great Depression. Through stable leadership and planning, Eric guided the business through those troubled times and helped its agribusiness clients survive the time of difficult farming conditions. Three generations later, E.E Muir & Sons continues to thrive due to its commitment to environmental sustainability. Today, the company is a major distributor of fertilizers, crop protectants, seeds, and other farm supplies to the Australian agriculture industry.
E.E Muir & Sons’ overarching aim is to help its clients become more profitable and assist them in meeting tomorrow’s demands of safe food requirements. The company is achieving its goal by supplying new technology products and services. To that end, E.E Muir & Sons builds close relationships with national and international suppliers to offer its clients a dedicated pathway toward the new developments in the Australian farming community.
The company operates from a number of locations across all states and territories of Australia. This unique footprint offers both international and local manufacturers of farm inputs with a specialized route to the farm gate.
The company provides a wide range of crop protection products, including fumigants, fungicides, herbicides, and many more, by developing strong relationships with all the major global crop protection companies. On the other hand, dealing directly with national and international breeding companies, E.E Muir & Sons access the latest seed varieties. The company conducts assessments across Australia to ensure the most suitable seed species and varieties for animal production, vegetable and fruit production, green manure seed, and bio-fumigation. E.E Muir & Sons also specializes in providing specialty fertilizers and biostimulants for horticultural application.
Alongside providing world-class products, the company also employs highly qualified and experienced field staffs. They can advise growers and assist them in achieving optimum yields and maximum profits. It includes advice and demonstrations to maximize the on-target application of products. These techniques help prevent wastage and potential off-target damage or maximum residue level (MRL) issues in other crops or pastures. The education also stresses upon limiting machinery and fuel use, which means less compaction on soil, less dust, and less soil drift. Together with that, the ability of the company’s transport network alleviates the need for growers to transport products over long distances to their farms, which saves them time and is environment-friendly with fewer trucks on the move.
As food production across the world demands quality outcomes from limited resources, E.E. Muir & Sons’ qualified and experienced leadership team is steering the company toward maximizing every technical advantage and input at the farmers’ disposal. The company focuses on providing its customers with every opportunity to meet the present and future requirements in feeding the ever-increasing demand. Going forward, the company plans to continue the family ownership and expand both its product and services. On account of this, E.E Muir & Sons will continue to work more closely with both farming businesses and product suppliers and help them achieve a more sustainable agricultural environment.