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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.



Sheep at leisureFarmall model tractor making silageCow number T31Small Animal House: front viewApproach to the Farm Office, RuakuraSheep yards and pens, RuakuraScientists, 1950'sHoward Eagles measuring growing maize
Invermay laparoscopy of sheep - 3 of 4Wheat trial reports: Reporoa: p.61940's Fire - 7 of 8Sowing gully floor. 1. Seed sowingSubsidence showing a large crack in the groundLevin Horticultural Research Centre. 1. From the main entranceRugby team, RuakuraPeter JarvisTataruimaka silage pit - 2 of 2Farmer and horse in action whilst topdressingGrasslands female staff members, 1958Pig husbandry. 4. Selection of breeding stockJohn van den Bosch with white clover and chicoryBee pollinating - 4 of 4Chine removal machine: saw arm: rightBackfilling the observation pitNo. 1 type willow mattress. 1. During constructionD.E. (Doug) Wright (1931-2023)Gully control by bulldozing. 13. Secondary head in gully floorASR 700 model 732 word processorR.P. Pottinger on the cover of a spoof 'Time' magazineWood batten fencesInvermay Farmers Conference 1970 - 8 of 9Applying compost. 2. Spreading compost with pitchforksSeedmatic seed drill - 2 of 2Blood samples from deer at Invermay - 1 of 3Dunedin Parade with 'Invermoose'. 1. Truck and flatbed trailer on road at a community eventMcCormick Farmall TractorRestraint of farm animalsCattle weaning - 4 of 4Tall fescues - 1 of 2Grasslands SEFTONIn-vitro culturing of embryosGroynes. 7. Iron spike and poleCattle weaning - 2 of 4Tara Hills lamb tailing - 4 of 9Grasslands plots at Hardie Street site Drainage frame on an un-drained plot: close-up: framed with index card Tara Hills lamb tailing - 9 of 9Grasslands Maru phalarisPlant Research Bureau, 1938Sheep's teeth. 2. LongAnimal Health Division Display Caravan - 9 of 14Non-irradiated N. alata pollenAorangi Farm Open Day. 5. TenderometerPloughing scrub - 2 of 3Dairy Farm at Levin - 3 of 3Ruakura Farm of Instruction: Fields and paddocks. 3. South-west sectionOxidation Ponds