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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 at leisureFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Small Animal House: front viewApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950's
Aorangi Farm Open Day. 8. Clover root weevil: largeChris Freke (1937-2018)Winchmore Farm and the Canterbury PlainMilk flow indicator: framed with index card (PDF)Groynes. 1. Overflow at the groyneC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) sitting at a deskGully control by bulldozing. 12. Small head developingRay Brougham (1926-1993)The Store, Grasslands. 6. Chemical storeTaita Experimental Station. 7.Bull testiclesTemperature and growth relationships of bacteria in milk. 8. Temperature and growth relationshipsGlasshouse, GrasslandsSunlight at a switchWhite Fringed Weevil eggsTuritea stream in flood. 4. Enveloping the bridgeRodger Claydon working on a plot: distance viewSheep tethering using full body straps: side viewLaboratory technologyAlan Henry Kirton (1933-2001), circa 1980No. 1 type willow mattress. 3. Seven months after completionThe Store, Grasslands. 7. Material storeGreg Lambert with black locust shrubGully control by bulldozing. 3. Head controlSheep in farm yard pensGroynes. 3. Breakthrough of waterLoafing barnSpray dipping. 1. Power spray unitOpening of the Plant Chemistry Laboratory, Grasslands, 1946. 3. Ivan Turner and Dan SullivanSoil sampling 1: techniqueThe Store, Grasslands. 2. RearClover root weevils on the edge of a white clover leaf Turitea stream in flood. 2. Massey University in the backgroundTuritea stream in flood. 6. General floodingEarly types of teat cup linersHugh McGarveyPeter VliegMeasuring bagged grass clippingsUrine sample. 1. Urine that is a dark red/brownSilage pit coverCast evacuationTongue, larynx and upper trachea of a sheep with sporesLevin Horticultural Research Centre. 2. View from Kimberley RoadMultiple lamb birthsAorangi Farm Open Day. 4. Staff and students of the Ruakura Farm of InstructionSheep in wooden twin-pole head vice: side view50 years of research and recreation at RuakuraB.E. Talboys opening the Tower Block, Ruakura