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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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Sheep yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Scientists, 1950'sSmall Animal House: front viewSheep at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraHoward Eagles measuring growing maize
Sheep's teeth. 4. FilingField Day attendees observing a demonstration of silage handlingClover root weevils: adultsTuritea stream in flood. 6. General floodingWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.14Gully control by bulldozing. 12. Small head developingGum tree, RuakuraGroynes. 3. Breakthrough of waterWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.18Sheep in wooden twin-pole head vice: front and side viewTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 5. Farm 1, hard to clean machinePlant Breeding GroupWinchmore Farm and the Canterbury PlainSheep at leisureRelationship between reproductive performance and cottingThreshing a Nucleus broad red clover stackC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) portraying his left-hand profileQueen Elizabeth II visits GrasslandsClover leaves, ragged edgesR.P. Pottinger on the cover of a spoof 'Time' magazineUrine sample. 2.  Urine in a glass jar with metal screw top lidClover root weevils on the edge of a white clover leaf Multiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 3.Winchmore Farm buildings: aerial viewLionel Corkill (1906-1987)George Davis50 years of research and recreation at RuakuraIn-vitro culturing of embryosSheep's teeth. 3. ShortSubsidence showing a large crack in the groundInspecting progress on building constructionAlan Tutton Johns (1917-1997)Viewing a dairy feeding stationWhatawhata landscape. View 4Aorangi Farm Open Day. 4. Turitea stream in flood. 8. Flooding amongst the treelineBeef farmlets rotation chart. 2. Percentage of cropsScarring after a land slipMechanical tree planting. 3. Mechanical auger drill piecePye Unicam 204 Series Gas ChromatographView over Ruakura paddocksC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) smoking a cigaretteGoat shearingMeasuring total dung output of a free grazing cowRuakura Farm of Instruction: Fields and paddocks. 2. South-east sectionMaori farm students on the maraeSheep's teeth. 2. LongSheep dustingScientists and marketers promote New Zealand seeds in AustraliaSpirometra tapeworm larva