• Bulls

 

Hazeldean bulls are produced from the world's best Angus genetics used over the unparalelled performance of the superb Hazeldean cow herd. With the background of Australias oldest performance tested Angus herd behind them and an unstinting policy of calving ease and performance, each Hazeldean sale bull has a package of genes and background designed to help you take the next step up the ladder to more successful beef production.

 

Hazeldean sale bulls are selected each year from over 700 promising youngsters. They are rigorously screened and tested in the process of selecting the 300+ bulls listed for sale each year.

 

View Hazeldean Genetic Trends compared to the Angus breed over the past 20 years

2015 Hazeldean Sale Bulls Reference Sires

The average Hazeldean bull has:

  • Lower than breed average birthweight, higher growth, and superior carcase traits to mean more dollars per steer from more live steer calves
  • Above breed average fertility, higher fecundity and quiet temperament, to produce more females calving down unassisted each year, more surplus females to sell and an easy-to-handle herd.

 

 

Breeding & Management

 

The Hazeldean properties are extensive grazing properties suited to commercial beef production. The Hazeldean

herd is run under strict commercial conditions with stud cows sharing their paddocks with sheep and only receiving
supplementary feeding in drought. Hazeldean sources the most proven and high performing Angus sires and
multiplies these genetics throughout the herd using their comprehensive (AI) and (ET) programme. Elite Hazeldean
cows are flushed and used as donors in the ET programme.


The provision of bulls by a seedstock breeder to a commercial breeder must do five things. They are, in order of
importance, as follows:


1. Serve cows effectively and efficiently so that the number of pregnancies in your herd is as high as it can be
over a 6 week joining.


2. Produce daughters that are fertile at an early age, able to calve unassisted at 2 years of age and breed back
every year thereafter.


3. Sire calves that grow quickly to reach maximum liveweight at the turnoff time targeted by the breeder.


4. Have sufficient constitution and athleticism to survive and breed effectively for a number of years.


5. Sire calves with valuable carcases that maximise returns to the breeder and the processor for each kilogram
of beef produced.


It is vital that these targets are met in this order for beef producers to make money out of beef cattle and this is the focus of the Hazeldean program.

 

 

Hazeldean bulls are the best option for your long-term profitability because they are better for:

  • price per head and production per hectare
  • feedlots and farmers
  • good years and poor years

 

You can purchase Hazeldean Angus bulls with the confidence they have been grown out and acclimatised to suit your environment. And they have been bred by a family company with knowledge and know-how in profitable beef genetics gained from generations of experience.

 

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