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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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Small Animal House: front viewSheep at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Scientists, 1950's
Soil sampling 1: technique: reverse of cardRandy Rummell and Mike Tate with deerField measurement. 4.Venison Tasting Panel. 2. Smelling the aroma of a fork full of venisonAllison Mackay at workEffect of cotting as a two-tooth, on future production life time average: four tooth to six year oldClover root weevils on the edge of a white clover leaf The Store, Grasslands. 7. Material storeHeifer's horn following removalThe Store, Grasslands. 4. Office areaInspecting progress on building constructionPlan of the trees at RuakuraEarly types of teat cup linersProbeSilage pit faceMob of cattle in a muddy paddock: close-upTuritea stream in flood. 8. Flooding amongst the treelineTaita Experimental Station. 1.Lotus screening at Flock HouseGully control by bulldozing. 11. Site of No. 1 DamWheat trial reports: Reporoa, F. RossWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.5Doug PhilipsApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraLamb tailing at Tara Hills. 1. Tailing a lambScientists and marketers promote New Zealand seeds in AustraliaSheep tethering using a single paunch strapEmilio Ruz and Roger Ball inspecting grass in a pasturePoultry Drive, RuakuraB.E. Talboys opening the Tower Block, RuakuraWhatawhata: aerial view of buildings and landscapeEarthworm population samplingEffect of breed on cottingPye Unicam 204 Series Gas ChromatographKeith Joblin looking in a microscopeEnoch (Bruce) Levy (1892-1985) in 1950C.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) speaking on stageBruce Willoughby examines white clover New Zealand grass grub and South African black beetleSilage pit coverMolecular Genetics Laboratory, GrasslandsSheep yards and pens, RuakuraHugh McGarveyView over Ruakura paddocksLely rotary harrow. 2. Side viewTaita Experimental Station. 2.Wheat trial reports: Marton Experimental AreaAorangi Farm Open Day. 5. Roland M.W. SumnerRugby team, Ruakura