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Landcorp Farming is a leading New Zealand agribusiness. Our extensive sheep and beef, deer and dairy operations are best practice. We strive for continuous improvement in the productivity, profitability and sustainability of farming.


Landcorp Farming is a State-owned Enterprise, owning or leasing 376,942 hectares of land. With 140 farms and 1.6 million stock units, we are one of New Zealand's largest farming organisations. We manage, develop and farm land of all types, from sub tropical Northland to cool temperate climate Southland.


Landcorp also provides full or partial management service with our people plus on-farm and off-farm systems applied to large sheep, beef, deer and dairy farms owned by other individuals or entities.




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dairy cows


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hectares owned farmed land


hectares leased or sharemilked farmed land


Mark Julian

General Manager, Dairy Operations

Mark Julian was appointed to his current position in October 2014. Mark joined Landcorp over six years ago as a Business Manager in Wellington before moving south spending two years on the West Coast as a Farm Business Manager, then returning to Wellington in 2011 as a Senior Business Manager until taking up his new appointment. Mark is a Massey University alumni completing a Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in Agriculture followed by a postgraduate year focused on dairy production and farm management. In the final year of his degree Mark was awarded the prestigious William Gerrish Memorial Prize in Farm Management, awarded to a top farm management student. On leaving university Mark worked for DairyNZ as a Consulting Officer in the Central Plateau and was involved in working with farmers around nutrient management issues with Lake Rotorua and Taupo and forest to farm conversions. In 2013 Mark won the Young Executive of the Year award at the Deloitte Top 200 Business awards. Mark’s responsibilities as General Manager, Dairy include the incorporation, development and execution of the Landcorp’s dairy business strategy on Landcorp owned dairy farms, and those farms Landcorp manages on behalf of external owners.

Steven Carden

Chief Executive

Originally from Auckland, Steve Carden studied politics and law at the University of Auckland and his first job was with a small funds management company. He then took a year off to establish First Foundation, a not-for-profit educational trust which helps talented under-privileged students through university. Steve’s next move was as a General Manager for Flying Pig, an early internet retailer, followed by an MBA from Harvard Business School. It was followed by a stint with global management advisory firm, McKinsey and Co in New York before moving back to New Zealand with the same company. Steve made his first move into agriculture at PGG Wrightson when he worked as a Business Development Manager. He moved into a role, running its pastoral seed business in Australia for three years before joining Landcorp in 2013. Steve is also the author of NZ Unleashed, which was published by Random House in 2007.


MoU to give Landcorp’s environmental efforts a boost

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Landcorp posts 2015/16 annual results

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Landcorp farms to stop using PKE

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Pāmu venison NZ launch

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Prestige Media Release

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Landcorp Wairakei Land Use

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New dairy academy to future farming leaders

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Landcorp Farming half year financial results to 31 Dec 2015

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Landcorp concludes partnership with Shanghai Pengxin

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Landcorp and Northland iwi forge unique farm management partnership

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Expert group supports Landcorp in putting environment first

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Landcorp appoints new GM People and Safety

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Landcorp joins the crowd to improve environment

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Landcorp posts 2014/15 annual results

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Swanndri and NZ Merino join forces in new supply deal

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Board appointments to Landcorp

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Partnership pays off with wool contract for Danish shoes

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Landcorp Farming 2014/15 half year financial results

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Taupo dairy farmers to set up water users group

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New Landcorp executive to drive more market-led approach

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Landcorp completes full purchase of Focus Genetics

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Manuka honey sector gets boost with trial expansion

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Landcorp Farming doubles profit

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Continuous disclosure statement August 2014

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Continuous disclosure statement June 2014

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Landcorp Chairman To Step Down

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