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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
Mob of cattle in a muddy paddock: close-upPrairie grass on Rawhiti Station: close upOpening of the Plant Chemistry Laboratory, Grasslands, 1946. 3. Ivan Turner and Dan SullivanDivisional Directors, DSIR, GrasslandsGully control by bulldozing. 2. Gully floorSheep's teeth. 4. FilingC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) in a studio portrait, smokingGrasslands songTotal earthworm burrowsSetting a soldier fly emergence trapJohn Gray (John) Robertson (1939-)Pig husbandry. 2. Management from weaning to slaughterCattle being driven up Bothwell's HillWheat trial reports: Reporoa, M.A. SickfoldStevenson screen. 2. Checking the instrumentsThe Store, Grasslands. 1. FrontageFirst DSIR office in Palmerston NorthWiring diagram of a dielectric heaterWhite Fringed Weevil eggsInvermay Computer RoomWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.15Field measurement. 4.Renee CarsonEwe carcasses showing variation from ryegrass diets Christmas party, 1961Syd EastonCattle weighing using Toledo scales Bloat Research TeamIn-vitro culturing of embryosThe Store, Grasslands. 7. Material storeJohn van den Bosch with white clover and chicoryWood batten fencesSigning of the Seed Agenting Marketing AgreementUndertaking root dissectionCentral Control Board for environment controlAnimal Health Laboratory staffSheep in wooden twin-pole head vice: front and side viewDr Phil Roloston and the Honourable Bob TizardFarm types by output percentageHand-broadcasting and topdressing fertiliserSheep tethering using a neck collar and rump strapJersey cows under a large, wooden, herd shelterDouglas Harvey (Doug) Hopcroft (1950-2017)Invermay Quarantine StationTuritea stream in flood. 8. Flooding amongst the treelineEnoch (Bruce) Levy (1892-1985) in 1947Clover seedlings infected by fungusGlasshouse on the moveHugh McGarveyGroynes. 6. Stone crate groyne