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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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Howard Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep at leisureFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Small Animal House: front viewApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950's
Gully control by bulldozing. 10. Secondary head erosionRoot measurements: 3. LucerneDryland farming systemsBiogas flasksRecording dataTaita Experimental Station. 9.Wooden twin-pole head vice for sheep tetheringDouble beam mass spectrometerDigging an observation pitWallaceville Laboratory Block: architectural drawingsTaita Experimental Station. 7.The Climate Laboratory, Palmerston NorthTimothy grass: close-upTony Field measuring nitrogen in a paddockHand held soil moisture probeGraham Wesley Butler (1928-2007)Ruakura: aerial view from the south-eastDoug PhilipsGrasslands Library extension being manoeuvred past Building 13Bulldozed tracksRugby team, RuakuraProspectus of the Ruakura Farm Training CollegeTenderometerPig husbandry. 3. Litter production: a pig industry instructional filmAorangi Farm  Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.13Flame weeder. 2. Tractor drivenDunedin Parade with 'Invermoose'. 2. Signage for 'Invermoose' Animal of the FutureCentral Control Board for environment controlRyegrass harvestingWheat trial reports: Reporoa, M.A. SickfoldClover leaves, V pointTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 8. Temperature and growth relationshipsRelationship between reproductive performance and cottingThermohygrographRiwaka Research Station patakaPig husbandry. 4. Selection of breeding stockLely rotary harrow. 4. With spectatorsBallantrae Farm forest blocks and speciesEmilio Ruz and Roger Ball inspecting grass in a pastureFaecal soiling (dag score)The Store, Grasslands. 4. Office areaGroynes. 10. Gully with planted baysSetting a soldier fly emergence trapBackfilling the observation pitGroynes. 5. Clearing the waterwayDouglas Harvey (Doug) Hopcroft (1950-2017)Tower Block, Ruakura, under construction and with its frame erectedMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 3.Mob of cattle in a muddy paddock: close-up