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Welcome to RECOLLECT

Welcome to the AgResearch Digital Legacy Collection

AgResearch Limited is a leading Crown Research Institute charged with delivering science and innovation to benefit New Zealand agriculture and its wider economy.

Formed in 1992, we have a history stretching back to the beginning of the 1900’s.

This unique collection represents a small sample of photographs, documents, videos and other material that will take you on a compelling journey through the history of New Zealand's pastoral legacy, reflected in our Company, its activities, and its people.

Browse or search our stunning archive, or register and you will be able to contribute your knowledge and memories about this material.

AgResearch Limited is proud to share this rich history of New Zealand's primary industry.


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Howard Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Scientists, 1950'sSmall Animal House: front viewSheep at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, Ruakura
Philips Norelco EM-200 Electron MicroscopeWhatawhata landscape. View 4Crimson cloverHugh McGarveyRodger Claydon working on a plotSporidesmin research staff group portraitMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 2.Root measurements: 3. LucerneFarm output types by percentageContainment crate for plants and cropsChine removal machine: saw arm: general assemblyDisplayed bumblebeesWhatawhata landscape. View 1Amino Acid AnalyserFirst deer to arrive at InvermayAnimal chute head-gatePathogen tested potatoesParty-time in the mid 1950'sSowing gully floor. 1. Seed sowing50 years of research and recreation at RuakuraAorangi Farm Open Day. 1. Sheep in single leg restraintDrainage frame on an un-drained plot: close-up: image and reverse of card Taita Experimental Station. 2.Garry Waghorn performing surgery on a sheepPithomyces chartarumSaurtorious balance microscopeTaita Experimental Station. 5.Venison Tasting Panel. 2. Smelling the aroma of a fork full of venisonThe Store, Grasslands. 1. FrontageRecording dataGully control by bulldozing. 4. Aerial viewDamaged white clover: close-upSilage makingAlan Henry Kirton (1933-2001), circa 1980Results of fertiliser application in early potato trialsGrasslands, the first 50 years, 1936-1986Aorangi Harvesting. 2. Adjusting the harvesting attachmentThe Store, Grasslands. 4. Office areaRoland M.W. SumnerWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.4Seed cleaning mill with staffLotus plant rootsBeef farmlets rotation chart. 1. Animals per hectareJersey cows in a yard penTenderometerRyegrass harvestingOperating table (Sheep). 2. Anesthetised sheepStaff and students of the Ruakura Farm of InstructionMilk flow indicator: framed with index card (PDF)