Papakowhai is an intensive cropping and stock trading / finishing property sitting on heavy alluvial silt soils (80%) and sand based soils (20%) located on the edge of Lake Wairarapa, just one hour´s drive from Wellington. The main crop recently grown has been maize grain, but the property has successfully grown maize silage, potatoes, barley, peas, and wheat. The 17/18 maize grain yield was 15 dry t/ha. 185ha of maize grain will be planted this spring. The livestock are mainly Friesian weaner bulls taken through one winter and trade lambs to top off the feed demand. Papakowhai has three titles and there are 320ha effective, in 80 main paddocks, with an excellent water supply. The property is well drained with two main automated systems. The huge fertiliser application history is evident with the recent soil test indicating optimal levels with pH around 6 and Olsen P levels of 30-52. To top off this prestigious property there is a spacious modern family home with five bedrooms and an office with an in-ground solar-heated pool plus an asphalt tennis court. A fully-lined sleep-out attached the large double garage (with mezzanine storage) provides further accommodation. Down past the house and sheep yards are the main farm buildings which include a nine-bay implement shed with an attached four-stand woolshed and workshop, and cattle yards. It´s been a long time since a superior cropping farm of this scale has been marketed.