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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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Farmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Small Animal House: front viewApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950'sHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep at leisure
Aorangi Farm Open Day. 7. Recording dataWide view of prairie grass on Rawhiti StationClover leaf marks, varietyWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.6Sheep tethering using paunch strapsB.E. Talboys opening the Tower Block, RuakuraChine removal machine: saw arm: general assemblyWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.8Applying compost. 1. Tractor with scoop of compostSheep's teeth. 1. Four year oldTuritea stream in flood. 6. General floodingClover root weevils: adultsGully control by bulldozing. 11. Site of No. 1 DamLely rotary harrow. 1. In actionO.K. Champion potato planter: reverse of cardDunedin Parade with 'Invermoose'. 3. 'Invermoose' on paradeTotal earthworm burrowsDynes Fulton (1875-1934)Small Animal House: front view: close-up, 2Sheep in single leg restraintRugby team, RuakuraSheep in wooden twin-pole head vice: front and side viewSheep weighing. 3. Recording the dataRobin S. ScottForma Scientific 1024 Anaerobic Chamber with Incubator Glove BoxFlame weeder. 3. Rear viewLibrary extension on a truck, passing ReceptionInvermay Computer RoomKeith Steele and Peter O'HaraGrasslands Library extension almost in placeAorangi Harvesting. 1. Driving the harvesterDSIR Council group portraitRyegrass harvestingRuakura Farm of Instruction: Fields and paddocks. 2. South-east sectionAllison Mackay at workClover leaf, feathermarkInvermay Soil Laboratory. 1. Scientist working on the Technicon AutoAnalyserRed clover strainsFarm output types by percentageField Day attendees observing a demonstration of silage handlingBeef farmlets rotation chart. 2. Percentage of cropsLoafing barnWinchmore Farm and the Canterbury PlainBruce Willoughby examines white clover Plant breeders at workEffect of cotting as a two-tooth, on future production life time average: four tooth to six year oldTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 6. Fluid flow relationshipsDunedin Parade with 'Invermoose'. 1. Truck and flatbed trailer on road at a community eventBiosensors Team