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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 T31Small Animal House: front viewApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950'sHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep at leisureFarmall model tractor making silage
Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.17Docking and castration of lambsSheep tethering using a single paunch strapWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.3Animal chute head-gateDr Daniel Cohen with propagating traysClover leaf marks, varietyThe Store, Grasslands. 8. Glassware and miscellaneous materialDepartment of Agriculture (Research Division) research centres, stations, and areasEffect of nutrition on cottingRanstead and others in the Ruakura LibraryScientists and marketers promote New Zealand seeds in AustraliaSheep in single leg restraintThe Store, Grasslands. 2. RearC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) in a studio portrait, smokingSoil sampling 2: mixing the sample: reverse of cardTaita Experimental Station. 7.Winchmore Farm and the Canterbury PlainTuritea stream in flood. 1. General viewInvermay Quarantine StationDairy Science Building, Ruakura, under construction. 2. View from the eastDoug PhilipsWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.18Turitea stream in flood. 8. Flooding amongst the treelineMeasuring a cow's output of dungMale with a ram wearing a hatMilk recording apparatus, Number 4 Dairy, RuakuraMastitis Melodies: a musical message to farmers: record labelEffect of cotting on greasy fleece weight: wet ewes onlyBulldozed tracksR.P. Pottinger on the cover of a spoof 'Time' magazineStaff of the Ruakura Farm of InstructionGlasshouse on the movePig husbandry. 1. Breeds of pigsWallaceville Laboratory Block: architectural drawingsGarry Waghorn performing surgery on a sheepSheep tethering using a neck collarCow number T31D.E. (Doug) Wright appointed Director, MIRINZ (TIFF)Ruakura Farm of Instruction: Fields and paddocks. 3. South-west sectionLevin Horticultural Research Centre. 4. As seen from aboveApplying compost. 1. Tractor with scoop of compostRoot measurements: 1. Differences in root growthJim Melville (1908-1984)Bone scrappers, RuakuraMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 2.George DavisFaecal soiling (dag score)Pithomyces chartarum spore