Animal Control Products Limited

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Animal Control Products Limited
State owned enterprise
Founded 1991
Headquarters Whanganui New Zealand
Key people
Terry Murdoch (Chair)
William McCook (CEO)
Products pest control products

Animal Control Products Limited is a state-owned enterprise of the New Zealand government. Its main business is the manufacture and sale of pest management products.


The business originally started in the 1950s by the (then) Ministry of Agriculture and the New Zealand Forest Service. It imported, processed and distributed toxins used to control a range of pests including rabbits, wallabies, possums and rooks. In 1991, the company was established as a Crown-owned company under its own legislation [1] and became a state-owned enterprise in 2005.[2]

It operates under the State–Owned Enterprises Act 1986.[3]


Animal Control Products operates one manufacturing plant in Whanganui in the lower North Island. In addition to direct sales to government agencies such as the Department of Conservation, to professional pest control operators and to regional councils, it also sells its products in over 150 outlets throughout New Zealand.


  1. ^ "Animal Control Products Act 1991". New Zealand Legislation. Parliamentary Counsel Office. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Animal Control Products Ltd. 
  3. ^ "State–Owned Enterprises Act 1986". New Zealand Legislation. Parliamentary Counsel Office. 

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