Anawai is a 1390 ha property located in the Maraetotara, owned by Craig Hickson and managed by Colin and Denise Davies. The property has a high rainfall (2000 mm) yet still suffers from summer dry periods. The soil type is classes as Maraetotara light silt loam. Since 2005, a total of 70 ha of lucerne have been established to provide greater summer finishing flexibility. In October 2011 we commenced measuring the production of a lucerne stand which had been established in 2010 and comparing it against a 10 year old ryegrass/white clover pasture. Full details and results are available in the Hub Group notes.