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Landcorp Farming Limited : Cultivating livestock, ideas and innovation

Abstract

In 1987, Landcorp was corporatised as a state-owned enterprise under New Zealand’s public sector reforms, and began operating as a collection of farms located throughout the country. Twenty years later, Landcorp had established a record of careful land management, productivity growth, and solid financial returns. By 2007, it had transformed from a fledgling company to one of the country’s largest farmers. Landcorp was a major agribusiness with assets of more than NZ$1.4 billion. This case study examines the operations, development, and innovative approach to business undertaken by Landcorp Farming Limited. Transformed from a government department to a commercially focused and progressive state-owned enterprise, Landcorp prided itself on its continuous improvement and innovation. The case study concentrates on the challenges faced by Landcorp to maintain profits and growth, and its strategic direction for the future.

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Case Description
Business Case Study NoUA-2009-003
Number of Pages1
CategoryContemporary narrative; Teaching case
Teaching NotesTeaching notes available
CompanyLandcorp Farming Limited
Setting - CountryNew Zealand
IndustryAgriculture

Source
SourceAuckland, NZ. Publisher: University of Auckland Business Case Centre. Pages: 1 - 2