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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 yards and pens, RuakuraFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Scientists, 1950'sSmall Animal House: front viewSheep at leisureApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraHoward Eagles measuring growing maize
Cannulated cowRestraint of farm animalsCentral Control Board for environment controlDr Daniel Cohen with propagating traysRyegrass harvestingKeith Steele and Peter O'HaraDrainage frame on a drained plot: close-up: image and reverse of cardDunedin Parade with 'Invermoose'. 1. Truck and flatbed trailer on road at a community eventRecording dataColin Brown and Ron LavePig husbandry. 2. Management from weaning to slaughterPeter JarvisEarthworm population samplingEarly types of teat cup linersTaita Experimental Station. 5.Effect of cotting on fleece valueSheep's teeth. 4. FilingField measurement. 2.Groynes. 9. Triangular plantingWatering seedlingsWheat trial reports: Reporoa, M.A. SickfoldD.E. (Doug) Wright appointed Director, MIRINZ (TIFF)Pig husbandry. 6. Crops to grow for pigs: a pig industry instructional filmOpening of the Plant Chemistry Laboratory, Grasslands, 1946. 1. Inside the LaboratoryStoat in trapEarly teat cup typesSilage makingEffect of age on cottingGum tree, RuakuraApproach to the HomesteadLoafing barnLindsay Wallace (1918-1991)Tico CohenEffect of cotting as a two-tooth, on future production life time average: four tooth to six year oldSheep wearing urine capturing devicesTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 2. Effect of cooling temperature on growth rate of bacteriaWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.7Urine sample. 1. Urine that is a dark red/brownRodger Claydon working on a plotChine removal machine: saw arm: leftMowing plotsTension crack above a slipSeed cleaning mill with staffThermohygrographCarcass dressingPlan of the trees at RuakuraTrish HarrisWallaceville Laboratory Block: Index of plans: Sheet 1Typical symptoms of facial eczema (FE)Invermay Library