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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 at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Scientists, 1950'sSmall Animal House: front view
Syd EastonCyril Armstrong and Peter Barclay examining grass in a fieldClover root weevils eating white cloverSowing gully floor. 3. Gully floorInvermay forest blocks and speciesWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.14Percentage infection in plantsSheep wearing a coveringRanstead and others in the Ruakura LibraryGrasslands plots at Hardie Street site Scrub land with pumice coverColin Brown and Ron LaveMilk flow indicator: framed with index card (PDF)Taita Experimental Station. 9.Maori farm students on the maraeWine fermentation tanks, Te KauwhataEffect of length of time between shearings on cottingTaita Experimental Station. 1.Taita Experimental Station. 5.Early teat cup typesRiwaka Research Station patakaTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 3. By milkingViewing the Winchmore-Lyndhurst irrigation schemeIn-vitro culturing of embryosTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 6. Fluid flow relationshipsSheep weighing. 3. Recording the dataMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 3.Field measurement. 3.Sheep in farm yard pensPhillip SpringBloat Research TeamLaboratory technologyStatisticians generating punch cardsJim Melville (1908-1984)Landscape and erosionCentral Control Board for environment controlJersey cows in a yard penRestraint of farm animalsChristmas party, 1961Spirometra tapeworm larvaWallaceville Laboratory Block: site drainageLotus plant rootsDepartment of Agriculture (Research Division) research centres, stations, and areasCannulated cowMeasuring bagged grass clippingsSheep weighing. 1. Staff assisting sheep to the weighing machineOpening of the Plant Chemistry Laboratory, Grasslands, 1946. 2. Taking refreshmentsGrasslands group photo, 1977Gully head control, close up