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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.



Small Animal House: front viewApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950'sHoward Eagles measuring growing maizeSheep at leisureFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31
Gully control by bulldozing. 6. RunnelingMastitis Melodies: a musical message to farmers: record labelSoil moisture sensor. 1. In actionC.P. McMeekan (1908-1972) sitting at a deskPig husbandry. 2. Management from weaning to slaughterRuakura LaneAorangi Farm Open Day. 1. Model 2903 disc drive computersGrasslands plots - 1 of 7Earthworm population samplingJames EvansOxidation pond Soil sampling 2: mixing the sample: reverse of cardFlame weeder. 2. Tractor drivenThe Store, Grasslands. 2. RearDSIR - Geology & Geophysics Multiple lamb birthsTaita Experimental Station. 3.Whatawhata landscape. View 2Cam and Kathleen Reid with Pat Mangam1940's Fire - 2 of 8Te Awamutu silage - 1 of 2Tara Hills Lamb Rearing Unit - 2 of 8Sporidesmin research staff group portraitPlant Chemistry Laboratory - interior - circa 1950Operating table (Sheep). 2. Anaesthetised sheepMAF - Organic Horticulture at Levin Horticultural Research CentreRodger Claydon working on a plotWheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.11Planes crop dustingField measurement. 2.Earthworms. 1. Yellow tailed wormSheep in the turnip field - 1 of 6Blood samples from deer at Invermay - 3 of 3Turitea stream in flood. 4. Enveloping the bridgePrime Minister Lange opens Invermay Main BuildingVenison Tasting Panel. 2. Smelling the aroma of a fork full of venisonChris Freke (1937-2018)Dunedin Parade with 'Invermoose'. 3. 'Invermoose' on paradePloughing scrub - 1 of 3Applying compost. 1. Tractor with scoop of compostPrince Charles in long grass at InvermayJohn James driving the Stanhay precision seeder at Aorangi - seed sowingViewing the Winchmore-Lyndhurst irrigation schemeRay Bailey - 2 of 2Gully head control, from aboveClover leaves, V fullCattle feeding on silage - 5 of 6Whatawhata landscape. View 4Building a hay stack