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Landcorp Farming Limited
State owned enterprise
Founded 1987
Headquarters Wellington, New Zealand
Key people
Traci Houpapa (Chair)
Steven Carden (CEO)
Products Pastoral farming

Landcorp Farming Limited ("Landcorp") is a state-owned enterprise of the New Zealand government. Its core business is pastoral farming including dairy, sheep, beef and deer. In January 2012, Landcorp managed 137 properties carrying 1.5 million stock units on 376,156 hectares of land.[1]


Landcorp was incorporated as a State-owned Enterprise on 1 April 1987 to assume the commercial farming and property activities of the former Department of Lands and Survey. It operates under the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986.[2]


Landcorp has four main subsidiary companies:

  • Landcorp Developments Limited develops former forestry land in the Central North Island for pastoral farming.
  • Landcorp Pastoral Limited leases that former forestry land for dairy, sheep and beef farming.
  • Landcorp Estates Limited works with joint venture partners to develop and sell land suitable for uses of higher value than farming.
  • Landcorp Holdings Limited holds selected properties under an agreement with the Crown, with these properties deemed “sensitive” in relation to public policy issues. The properties cannot be sold by Landcorp and continue to be farmed until required by the Crown.

In addition, Landcorp supplies farm management and related services to other commercial farmers and rural investors.

Official website[edit]


  1. ^ "Our Business". Landcorp. 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. ^ State Owned Enterprises Act. (1 May 2011). Retrieved on 19 August 2011.