Hazeldean Autumn Bull Sale 2017

70 High Performance Bulls
150 Commercial Heifers 8-9 months
Thursday 4th May
Hazeldean, Cooma
(females 12.30pm)



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EBV summary


150 Commercial Females comprising:
33 Heifers, 7-8 months, 249kg
80 Heifers, (in four lots of 20), 7-8 months, 215kg
34 Heifers, 7-8 months, 189kg
All heifers weaned, vaccinated 7in1, B12 & Selenium and drenched with Eprinex

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Sale conducted by Elders- see Hazeldean Sale Info below
Steve Ridley: 0407 483 108

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More info:
Jim Litchfield: 0417 676 561 or 02 64535555
Ben Rolfe: 0429 645 355


Dear Angus Breeder,

Thank you for your interest in our Autumn sale bulls.

A quick look at the average EBVs of this group tells you the story of where we are with our breeding program and why our emphasis on key productive traits continues to be our focus.
In this group of bulls the average birth weight EBV is +3.7 and the average 600 day wt EBV is +104. Fat is hovering around 0, where it should be, and IMF is a bit over +2.0.

With the exception of fat we are above breed average for all these traits. Being better than breed average for birth weight and above for 600 days growth is difficult to achieve as birth weight and growth generally go hand in hand, so it has required a disciplined, strategic approach to get this mix instilled in our cattle. As our core focus has been, and continues to be, reproduction, many years have gone into selecting easy birthing females weaning off high growth calves. Generation upon generation upon generation. Its called depth of breeding.

The cream on the cake is marbling and we have been fortunate to have started with a naturally high marbling level in our herd. Long time purchaser of Hazeldean steers, Rangers Valley, have always remarked on how well Hazeldean blood steers perform in the feedlot relative to the average. We continue to build on this base and this superiority has been borne out in recent Sire Progeny programs run by the Angus society where Hazeldean bulls have excelled.  Hazeldean F1023 has an IMF EBV of +5.8 – an almost unbelievable score when considering breed average for 2015 drop calves is +1.6.

We look forward to seeing you on sale day.


Jim Litchfield



Hazeldean sire's exceptional performance in Angus Australia Sire Benchmarking Programme

The progeny of Hazeldean sires NHZF493 and NHZF1023 part of cohort 3 of the AA sire benchmarking programme have performed exceptionally well, in all traits including calving ease, growth, and particularly carcase– Out of progeny from 40 sires F1023 progeny ranked 1st for carcase IMF and 2nd for MSA index and F493 progeny were ranked 7th for IMF, and  3rd, 2nd and 4th for 200, 400 & 600 day weight.









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MSA Index


Progeny rank out of 40 sires













Progeny rank out of 40 sires












There were 24 progeny from F1023 and 29 progeny from F493
Summary of results of cohort 3

For full results go to AA 

As per Hazeldean's semen interests, Hazeldean retains the semen rights for these bulls.



Hazeldean's Outstanding Calving Ease
Hazeldean has been selecting for calving ease for more than 20 years - our heifers calve down easily with only a handful of the more than 300 calving heifers having any sort of difficulty. Any female who has problems calving for whatever reason is culled from the herd. Calving difficulties are not much fun to deal with and a live calf worth a hell of alot more than a dead one!



View Hazeldean Genetic Trends over the past 20 years    

View Hazeldean Angus Brochure
Reputation the Reward for Quality Breeding   


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View 2016 Sale results    



Hazeldean Sales information



After many years conducting our own sales this year we have decided to use Elders to conduct all our on property sales at Cooma. This means the 5% discount for paying on the day is no longer available and clients will be billed by Elders directly for all purchases.

We believe this decision is in the best interests of Hazeldean and our clients and will result in a smoother sale process.   

Hazeldean wishes to thank all clients for their support over many years and we look forward to seeing you on sale day.


Hazeldean Guarantee and Replacements, Refunds, Credits

Although we do our very best to ensure every bull we catalogue sees out many years of good service, occasionally premature breakdowns occur. In this event we guarantee unconditionally all bulls for 12 months from purchase and further if poor reproduction results from a genetic defect we were unaware of pre-sale. Our policy is to look after the people who look after us so if there is a problem please let us know.

To resolve the issue of a bull breakdown we will work with you to achieve the best outcome for your breeding enterprise. In the instance of a bull breaking down during the breeding season we will endeavour to find a replacement and get him to you ASAP. If you are able to cover the breakdown with a spare, then we will either offer a replacement at a later date or issue a credit equivalent to the purchase price of the original bull that you can use at a future sale.


Semen Terms & Conditions
Hazeldean retains semen rights on all bulls sold unless otherwise agreed upon, according to Hazeldean Semen Terms & Conditions.



Any animal that either dies or has to be destroyed due to injury within 28 days of sale will be replaced or refunded by Hazeldean. Additional insurance to cover death or loss of use after 28 days can be arranged at the sale.


Health Check

All sale bulls are thoroughly assessed by a vet prior to sale. Animals displaying faults likely to interfere with a normal & productive life are culled

The Hazeldean herd has been assessed & tested under the National Johnes Disease Market Assurance Program & holds an MN3 (monitored negative 3) status, the highest level.

Bulls are vaccinated for Vibriosis, Pestivirus, and receive a 7 in 1 vaccination

Queensland sale bulls are vaccinated for 3 day sickness and tick fever

We recommend that you organise a pre-mating bull examination at least 6 weeks prior to joining to ensure that he is in the best of health & capable of producing pregnancies. This should include a serving ability test where the bull is observed serving a cow or heifer.

Please note:
Although Hazeldean employs best practice procedures in livestock husbandry and does it's best to ensure every animal catalogued for sale is free from disease, internal parasites and external parasites it does not guarantee that any sale animal is free of disease, internal parasites or external parasites.


Structure: The sale bulls have been independently assessed by Liam Cardile from BeefXcel.  Read more


Looking after your bulls when you get them home and how to get the most out of your bulls  Read more


Hazeldean Free Delivery

Within 100km of the sale venue Hazeldean will deliver bulls free of charge to the purchasers property

Between 100km and 1000km bulls will be delivered free to the nearest major centre