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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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Sheep at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Scientists, 1950'sSmall Animal House: front view
Drainage frame on an un-drained plot: close up: reverse of cardR.P. Pottinger on the cover of a spoof 'Time' magazineA fertiliser broadcaster for small plots: box detailLibrary extension on a truck, passing ReceptionJohn Gray (John) Robertson (1939-)Field measurement. 1.Gully control by bulldozing. 7. ScouringEarly deer on the flatCattle being driven up Bothwell's HillTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 7. Chemical formulasSheep's teeth. 4. FilingHarvesting spaced plantsMale with a ram wearing a hatO.K. Champion potato planter: reverse of cardJohn Lancashire and visitors in new demonstration blockWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.12Sheep wearing a coveringPugging damageMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 1.Recording dataGully control by bulldozing. 5. Work completedC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) portraying his right-hand profileDouble beam mass spectrometerEffect of age on cottingTuritea stream in flood. 1. General viewMIRINZ Christmas dinner, 1962: menu bookletData and legends: 50 years of Invermay, 1949-1999Phillip SpringEarly types of teat cup linersGroynes. 10. Gully with planted baysPackard 7201 Radio Chromatogram ScannerEffect of length of time between shearings on cottingSpirometra tapeworm larvaPhilips Norelco EM-200 Electron MicroscopeBiogas flasksGrass bladesTaita Experimental Station. 8.Cowshed, RuakuraHand-broadcasting and topdressing fertiliserC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) looking into the cameraResults of fertiliser application in early potato trialsSheep tethering using paunch strapsDairy Science Building, Ruakura, under construction. 1. View from the northInvermay forest blocks and speciesMultiple pregnancy testing in sheep. 3.Opening of the Plant Chemistry Laboratory, Grasslands, 1946. 3. Ivan Turner and Dan SullivanOrthopterous eggsAorangi Farm Open Day. 3. Early teat cup typesMowing plots