Hazeldean SA Bull Sale 2018

70 Performance Bulls   16-18mths

Tuesday February 13th, 2018
Gumbowie, Willalooka
South Australia
Commencing 1.30pm (SA time)


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Enquiries: Guy Cunningham
0429 875422  or  08  87578222 or 02 6453 5555

Ben Rolfe 0429 645 355
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Dear Beef Producers,


Hazeldean will offer 70 young sires at our SA sale at Gumbowie on February 13th. This is the largest offering we have put up for several years and a great opportunity for breeders to purchase high performing Hazeldean sires.


The over-riding feature of this year’s sale team is the suitability of more than 80% of the catalogue for heifer mating. With the average birth EBV’s lower than breed average while simultaneously being above average for 600 day weight, the team represents the perfect low birth high growth combination. 


Hazeldean has been selecting for calving ease for more than 35 years. We have not kept a cow in that time that has needed help when calving as a two year old and re-bred to calve again at 3. We now calve down over 500 heifers each year with only a handful needing assistance. Pulling calves is a nightmare, and a dead calf is not just a 30 – 40 kg calf gone, it is actually a 300 to 400 kg weaner. Invariably dead calves aren’t replaced straight away and many people end up carrying the mother through and making a decision about her when she gets in calf next time. Ease of calving in your heifers makes calving a joy. We have received many positive comments on the calving ease of their females when using Hazeldean bulls.


Featuring in the sale are 17 sons of  Hazeldean Jaipur J140. These young bulls  display these traits of low birth high growth, great carcase, and great temperament. He has near perfect structure, with excellent feet and is the perfect heifer bull. Jaipur is producing some outstanding calves for us and represents exactly what we are looking to breed.

Other sires featuring are . Bowmont Jackpot, Plattemerre Weighup, Basin Payweight, Sydgen Black Pearl and other high performing Hazeldean sires.


The sale this year will be interfaced with Auctionsplus so if you cant make it to the sale you can bid online.


We look forward to seeing you on sale day.


Jim Litchfield





Robin Steen  

Josh Manser

Jono Spence                 

PPHS Naracoorte

PPHS Naracoorte

Spence Dix & Co.









Read what clients have to say about Hazeldean genetics:


“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 buy Hazeldean bulls for their High Performance EBV's for calving ease, growth rate & meat eating qualities.
They are highly resilient, due to the depth of breeding selection in the Hazeldean female herd that has given us great genetics in our grass fed beef herd.”

 Charlie Bruce – Boonoonar, Kingston, SA


“We can rely on Hazeldean bulls for excellent temperament, sound structure, & their ability to cope  regardless of seasonal conditions.
They produce fertile, low maintenance, calving ease females, & are deserving of their reputation of being excellent easy doing cattle.”
Libby Creek - Hillcrest Pastoral Company, SA


“We are cattle breeders and traders, Hazeldean provide us with consistent bulls that offer reliable calving ease and a solid foundation of all traits for the calves we retain or sell.  The Cunningham’s are great people to deal with!”

James Ryan – Panmura Properties, SA



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

For full results go to AA 


Hazeldean's semen interests


Improve your calving ease and pull less calves 

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! Hazeldean bulls will sire females with "built-in" calving ease.

View Hazeldean Genetic Trends over the past 20 years    

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Hazeldean Genetic Trends  [click to view]


Hazeldean Sales information

Hazeldean guarantee

Hazeldean Guarantees the structural and genetic integrity of all sale animals. The entry of every animal constitutes a guarantee by Hazeldean that the bull will be replaced, purchase price refunded or a credit issued (the option remaining with Hazeldean after discussion with the purchaser) if, for whatever reason, the purchaser is dissatisfied with the animal. Notice of dissatisfaction must be lodged within 12 months of sale.

After 12 months Hazeldean will replace, refund or credit, if an animal has broken down and in the opinion of a veterinary surgeon suffers from a genetic disorder other than corkscrew penis or the rigours of advancing age.

In other instances where significant loss arises simply from bad luck, Hazeldean will do its best to overcome the problem to the mutual  satisfaction of all.



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.


Hazeldean has an uncompromising approach to structural assessment with all bulls and females annually assessed and those failing the assessment are culled. No animal has received treatment to their feet.

The sales 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


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


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



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