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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
Te Awa DamBiogas flasksLester Fletcher examining ryegrassSheep grazing on prairie grass on Rawhiti StationLionel Corkill's departure celebrationRecording dataUrine sample. 2.  Urine in a glass jar with metal screw top lidC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) looking into the cameraClover root weevils: on a stemCyril Armstrong and Peter Barclay examining grass in a fieldMaori farm students on the maraeDr Phil Roloston and the Honourable Bob TizardCattle weighing using Toledo scales Spraying fieldsPig husbandry. 3. Litter production: a pig industry instructional filmOperating table (Sheep). 3. Jock Allison performing surgery on a sheepDrainage frame on an un-drained plot: close-up: framed with index card Whatawhata landscape. View 5Harvesting spaced plantsSigning of the Seed Agenting Marketing AgreementRugby team, RuakuraC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) in a studio portrait, smokingGrasslands Library extension almost in placeGully head control, close upRiwaka Research Station patakaDrainage frame on a drained plot: close-up Effect of uncontrolled and controlled systems of farming on lifetime productionsJohn Gray (John) Robertson (1939-)Sheep wearing a coveringAorangi Farm Open Day. 5. Taita Experimental Station. 4.Cowshed, RuakuraFlock House Farm forest blocks and speciesJohn Lancashire and visitors in new demonstration blockRuakura: aerial view from the south-eastSheep in farm yard pensRanstead and Wallace in the Ruakura LibraryGrasslands name as a logoRanstead and others in the Ruakura LibraryWhatawhata landscape. View 2Weighing plant materialTuritea stream in flood. 6. General floodingTuritea stream in flood. 8. Flooding amongst the treelineWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.2C.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) sitting at a deskSheep in single leg restraintJack Ranstead (1859?-1944)Sheep's teeth. 2. LongData and legends: 50 years of Invermay, 1949-1999Invermay Soil Laboratory. 1. Scientist working on the Technicon AutoAnalyser