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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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Cow number T31Scientists, 1950'sSmall Animal House: front viewSheep at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silage
Male with a ram wearing a hatA fertiliser broadcaster for small plots: rear detailMilk flow indicator: close-upA fertiliser broadcaster for small plots: side viewD.E. (Doug) Wright appointed Director, MIRINZ (PDF)Undertaking root dissectionRodger Claydon examining growing wheatSowing gully floor. 1. Seed sowingDSIR Council group portraitSeasonal production of Italian ryegrass strainsJersey cows under a large, wooden, herd shelterEarly teat cup typesPig husbandry. 4. Selection of breeding stockBloat Research TeamGully control by bulldozing. 7. ScouringSoil sampling 3: quartering the sampleLevin Horticultural Research Centre. 2. View from Kimberley RoadCattle weighing using Toledo scales Winchmore Farm and the Canterbury PlainDrainage frame on a drained plot: close up: framed with index cardGrasslands group photo, 1977Mastitis Melodies: a musical message to farmers: record sleeveAorangi Farm Open Day. 3. Swing bridgeDocking and castration of lambsDairy Science Building, Ruakura, under construction. 1. View from the northPeter JarvisWhatawhata: aerial view of buildings and landscapeGully control by bulldozing. 1. Bulldozing the headThe Store, Grasslands. 7. Material storeJohn Lancashire and visitors in new demonstration blockLely rotary harrow. 2. Side viewLevin Horticultural Research Centre. 3. View of the Tararua ranges in the backgroundSheep tethering using full body straps: front and side viewSowing gully floor. 2. Rolling gully floorRyegrass harvestingNew Zealand grass grub and South African black beetleGrasslands: aerial viewOperating table (Sheep). 1. Metal framed operating table with a canvas washable placement areaThreshing a Nucleus broad red clover stackTaita Experimental Station. 5.Sunlight at a switchSheep in wooden twin-pole head vice: front and side viewRed cloverSoil moisture sensor. 1. In actionHand held soil moisture probeMaize plants from earthworm experimentChine removal machine: saw arm: leftEffect of cotting on fleece valueLandscape and erosion