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Deer milking, manuka honey, sheep milking and blueberries are among Landcorp's options for land it had planned to convert to dairy farms.
Shanghai Pengxin recently showed off its upgrade of the former Crafar farms it bought in the central North Island in 2012.
A new training facility for aspiring dairy farmers and herd and farm managers in the central North Island has its first intake of students.
In a move that illustrates the current parlous state of the dairy industry, the country's biggest farmer is pulling out of dairy and moving into sheep milking.
Landcorp will conclude its sharemilking contract with Shanghai Pengxin Group at the end of May 2017.
Landcorp will not renew its sharemilking contract with Shanghai Pengxin Group (SPG) when it concludes at the end of May 2017.
Landcorp Farming and Northland iwi Te Rarawa and Ngai Takoto have joined forces to run Sweetwater farm, a 2480ha property north-west of Kaitaia.
Landcorp chief executive Steven Carden says his company plans to set up a second sheep milking farm on one of their properties near Taupo.