North Arm Farm

Owned by: Falklands Landholdings Corporation
Brand: NA
Land area: 115338 hectares
Number of Sheep: 51820
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. 

North Arm farm is located in the very south of the East Falklands in the area known as Lafonia.  The farm runs approximately 51,820 sheep and 440 cattle on 115,338 hectares.   There are 14 residents in the settlement comprising of 10 employees’ and their family members.  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.

North Arm is also a home to a large colony of Gentoo penguins and provides a tourist destination for some smaller cruise ships during the summer season and boasts some very scenic costal areas.

The stock are grass fed on natural pasture, which is largely free from chemicals.  Some crops are planted to assist with the finishing of cattle. 

Extensive ditching has been carried out at North Arm over a period of 10 years, in an effort to decrease the death rate of all animals.  Large scale AI programs have been rolled out at North Arm in the last decade, as well as rams being purchased from the National Stud Flock to improve genetics and lower the average micron and achieve a robust, fit for purpose animal. 

North Arm produces approximately 192,600 greasy kilos of wool which is very low in vegetable matter and has excellent colour with the average micron being 23.1µ.  North Arm is also quality assured based on an Australian system and has recently joined the RWS.  Along with the other FLH farms, North Arm 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.