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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 yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Scientists, 1950'sSmall Animal House: front viewSheep at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, Ruakura
Gum tree, RuakuraGully control by bulldozing. 9. Secondary head developmentGully control by bulldozing. 7. ScouringRay Brougham (1926-1993)Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.12The Store, Grasslands. 9. Ground floor, rearSoil moisture sensor. 2. Working in the fieldExtent of digestibility in cowsMastitis Melodies: a musical message to farmers: record sleeveGroynes. 4. Protection of polesDairy Science Building, Ruakura, under construction. 1. View from the northChine removal machine: saw arm: general assemblyField measurement. 4.Tony Field measuring nitrogen in a paddockWheat trial reports: Reporoa, F. RossGrasslands Library extension being moved onto its siteMilk flow indicator: framed with index card (TIFF)Tico CohenBone scrappers, RuakuraEmilio Ruz and Roger Ball inspecting grass in a pastureGroynes. 5. Clearing the waterwayThe Store, Grasslands. 3. Gordon StaytWeighing plant materialBeef farmlets rotation chart. 2. Percentage of cropsVenison Tasting Panel. 2. Smelling the aroma of a fork full of venisonOrthopterous eggsClover root weevils eating white cloverStarlings. 1. Starlings in flightRanstead and others in the Ruakura LibraryAorangi Farm Open Day. 8. Spray dipping. 3. Sheep in spray penEffect of breed on cottingWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.7Plan of the trees at RuakuraFlock House Farm forest blocks and speciesEarthworm root experiment. 1. Periscope viewEarly teat cup typesDocking and castration of lambsMale in field holding two giant swedesWallaceville Laboratory Block: site planDrainage frame on a drained plot: close up: reverse of cardGroynes. 9. Triangular plantingMaize plants from earthworm experimentFirst DSIR office in Palmerston NorthStaff of the Ruakura Farm of InstructionBreeding bins Taita Experimental Station. 2.Goat shearingSoil sampling 1: technique: reverse of cardSheep in single leg restraint