• Hear from our clients

 

“While at Rangers Valley I bought the Hazeldean steers most years, and I have looked at performance data for thousands carrying that brand.

 

They consistently performed well above average in growth and marbling, and had wonderful temperament. They did this in short and long fed programs.


It’s hard to imagine some weaners as 800kg bullocks, but the Hazeldean cattle achieved and carried those weights easily, at a younger age than average, yet they and their mothers have been born and raised in a harsh grazing environment. 

 

We shouldn’t be surprised because the Litchfields have been measuring and selecting cattle for economic traits since the 1950’s."

Richard Eldershaw, Rangers Valley 1989-2017

 

 

"We have been purchasing Hazeldean bulls for a combination of High Performance EBv's for calving ease, growth rate and meat eating qualities.  This, combined with their resilience coming from generations of female selection on the harsh treeless Monaro Plains of Cooma NSW has given us great genetics for our grass fed-beef herd.'
Charlie Bruce – Boonoonar, Kingston, SA

 

 

"With 2500 cattle in our production system, we choose to buy from Hazeldean as they are a large scale, well respected, commercially run herd, run in harsh conditions. Their temperament is outstanding, they are very easy doing and the calves have gone on to perform very well in our herd. They are very fertile, we have minimal breakdowns and if we do have a problem Hazeldean is exceptionally good in helping us out. They are deserving of their reputation of being excellent easy doing cattle." 
Libby Creek - Hillcrest Pastoral Co. Lucindale, SA



"Hazeldean cattle come from a very strong commercially oriented female herd. They always run the top end of our weaner sale and suit many varying markets. After 18 years it's still a pleasuer to be able to come back every year and buy the cattle you want." 
Robin Steen - Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen, Keith, SA 



Saxen Graziers is an Angus breeding operation of  approx 650 breeders. The breeding country is west of Adaminaby at an average altitude of 1200m. The proprietors are Ineke and Guy Stephens who have been operating the business for the last ten years. Previous to this, the herd was run by Guy’s parents, Hugh and Elizabeth, who established links with Hazeldean close to 50 years ago. The main breeding traits Saxen Graziers have been selecting for have been, growth, milk, fertility, calving ease and doing ability so that the cattle can survive and prosper in there incredibly tough winters up there in the snowy mountains. Over the years Saxen Graziers have bought many Hazeldean bulls with over 60% of their bull paddock Hazeldean sires.“The reason we continue to repeat buy is they are so sound in structure, the break down rate is minimal, and they have all the breeding traits we are pursuing.”
Guy Stephens – Saxen Graziers, Adaminaby, NSW
  




"As we are a totally commercial beef production business, our profitability is governed by environmental adaptation, functional efficiency and market compliance.After much research into Angus genetics we decided to use Hazeldean bulls for the following reasons:Hazeldean

  • Has a large gene pool that is run under a totally commercial environment

  • Provides objective data on all animals

  • Is operated by people of the highest integrity

Hazeldean has a unique philosophy for efficient beef production and unparalleled client support.The outcomes have proved very encouraging within this harsh environment. We have identified a marked improvement in both our yearling heifer conceptions and the ability of our bullocks to dress above 300kg with 8-22mm fat and no more than 4 teeth off grass"Steve Taylor, Wetlands, Augathella, QLD 

 

 

 

"After inspecting several angus studs 15 years ago and speaking to commercial producers who are using Hazeldean bulls in country not unlike ours we decided to buy some Hazeldean bulls to breed replacement bulls for our 1000 head brahman and brahman cross cow herd.We were very impressed with the simple and practical approach used by the Litchfields in shaping their stud's direction.We were particularly impressed with the early scrotal development in their bulls and in general with the entire Hazeldean herd.In 2000 we brought our first Hazeldean bulls to our property situated 40km east of Hughenden. The Hazeldean bulls and their progeny have impressed us in that they are quiet, practical, easy going cattle. This has led to more Hazeldean bulls joining our herd every year since. The integrity of the Litchfields, together with the guarantee that comes with the bulls makes our Hazeldean bulls a very attractive investment." 
Reay and Lindy Cowan, Hughenden, QLD

 

"We run 500 breeders on improved pastures in the Northern New England tablelands near Stanthorpe. We first purchased Hazeldean bulls in 1988 as we were impressed with the extensive herd recording and quality of cattle at Hazeldean.The Hazeldean bulls and their progeny have good temperament and great doing ability. Steer calves weaned at approximately 300kg have been consistently sought to supply the premium Japanese liveweight market as well as topping local weaner markets.Most heifer calves are kept and joined to calve at two years old. We have found their fertility and mothering ability to be very good. We use Hazeldean genetics not only for their performance but also for the guarantee and support that goes with the purchase of a Hazeldean bull"

Rod and Glenda Reeves, Wyuna, Stanthorpe QLD