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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 viewApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950'sHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep at leisureFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31
Subsidence showing a large crack in the groundPresentation to Togo JohnstoneSigning of the Seed Agenting Marketing AgreementDepartment of Agriculture (Research Division) research centres, stations, and areasSoil moisture sensor. 2. Working in the fieldSheep yards and pens, Ruakura: with other buildingsRelationship between lambing percent and cottingFlame weeder. 3. Rear viewDrainage frame on a drained plot: close up: framed with index cardGully control by bulldozing. 11. Site of No. 1 DamCattle being driven up Bothwell's HillKeith Steele and Peter O'HaraThe Store, Grasslands. 5. Store itemsWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.7Lionel Corkill's departure celebrationRenee CarsonUnthrifty dairy cattleAorangi Farm Open Day. 1. Bone scrappers, RuakuraWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.12Welcome to Ruakura, 1961: Open Day programme and mapSheep standing in a paddock of Mouse-ear hawkweedSheep yards and pens, Ruakura: with observersEarthworms. 2. Blackhead wormRoland M.W. SumnerBeef farmlets rotation chart. 1. Animals per hectareLaboratory technologyDr Phil Roloston and the Honourable Bob TizardSaurtorious balance microscopeStaff of the Ruakura Farm of InstructionUndertaking root dissectionGrasslands group photo  Multiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 2.Turitea stream in flood. 4. Enveloping the bridgeSpray dipping. 4. Sheep inside, and penned outside the spray penMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 3.Root measurements: 2. Displayed differencesRandy RummellKeith Joblin looking in a microscopeMultiple lamb birthsSheep wearing urine capturing devicesWhatawhata landscape. View 1Restraining table for ramsPithomyces chartarum sporeDairy Science Building, Ruakura, under construction. 2. View from the eastJohn Lancashire (1935-2015)Results of fertiliser application in early potato trialsDrainage frame on an un-drained plot: close-up: image and reverse of card Greg Lambert with black locust shrubFarmall model tractor making silage