Fitzroy Farm

Owned by: Falklands Landholdings Corporation
Brand: S
Area: 26552 hectares
Number of Sheep: 20307
Breed: Poll Merino/Polwarth Type

Mission Statement

FLH is a successful community owned farming enterprise that invests its profits (surplus) to create employment and opportunities that enhance quality of life in camp communities

Falklands Landholdings Corporation was established in 1991 when the Falkland Islands Company sold its landholdings to the Falkland Islands Government and is made up of 3 large farms.  North Arm, Fitzroy and Goose Green.  Falklands Landholdings Corporation (FLH) is made up of a Board consisting of 7 members who meet quarterly and are always looking for opportunities for value adding as well as being mindful of protecting the environment. 

Fitzroy Farm is located on the East Falklands approximately a 40 min drive from Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands.  The farm runs approximately 20,000 sheep and 33 cattle on 26,552 hectares.   There is a farm manager who is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of budgets, farm & operational plans and human resources as well as working alongside their team with the day to day operation of the farm.

Fitzroy is also a home to a wide variety of wildlife and provides a tourist destination for some smaller cruise ships and a large number of land based passengers during the summer season.

The stock are grass fed on natural pasture, which is largely free from chemicals. 

Fitzroy produces approximately 62,000 greasy kilos of wool which is very low in vegetable matter and has excellent colour.  Fitzroy is also quality assured based on an Australian system and has recently joined the RWS.  Along with the other FLH farms, Fitzroy has also carried out extensive capital works over the past 5 years improving conditions for employees and modernising the shearing shed to provide a safe and effective working environment for all the staff and animals.