Hazeldean Merinos Riverina Ram Sale 2017

100 Merino & Poll Merino Rams

Thursday, October 12th
Rosevale, Hay, NSW


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Richard Cannon   m:0427 931 177
Bea Litchfield 0427 933 103
Jim Litchfield 0417 676 561



Hazeldean Hugh - Australia's top sire for MP+ & FP+ indexes

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Dear Merino Breeder, 

Welcome to the 2017 Annual Hazeldean Riverina Merino ram sale. We are very proud to put forward this years draft of rams for your inspection.

Sons of 12.4030 and 12.4059 are among the standout rams in this years sale team with their balanced spread of performance values and impressive wool types.

We have 22 sons of Hazeldean Hugh 11.3542 offered in this draft. Hugh has now reached super sire status at Hazeldean with nearly 3000 progeny. His genetic potency is strong with his signature white, large cutting, high value wool traits stamped in his progeny. Hughs influence has been very beneficial for the genetic progress of the Hazeldean stud and that of others who have used him. This year we ran a large scale AI program in our Hazeldean
commercial flock, joining 1000 ewes to Hugh to reap the commercial benefit of this ram with his superior wool traits and correct structure, bred to last the distance in commercial conditions and improve flock profitability.

We continue to run the Hazeldean stud flock as a commercially focused operation with the end goal of producing seedstock with superior genetics for the wool industry. We stand behind these rams 100%, confident in the team selected and their presentation to you,reflecting our philosophy of what you see is what you get.


We look forward to seeing you on sale day.



Bea & Jim Litchfield



Average Riv Sale 2017 2.8 20.9 -1.9  -0.4 164
Average Industry  3.7 11.4 -1.1  -0.7 133

Hazeldean Riverina Sale Rams average ASBV's show far heavier fleeces than the industry average, that are also finer than the average,  and average indexes far above the industry average.


ASBV's are provided on all rams which have some of the highest accuracies in the Merino industry. Below are some excellent videos on how to use them in your ram selection.


Another useful tool is the Ramselect site www.ramselect.com.au



Hazeldean Genetic Trends over the last 10 years. Click to view complete





Rams available for private selection following the sale or any other time by appointment. 


For prior Inspection of the rams or any information please don’t hesitate to call me.


Richard Cannon  0427931177   or  email me

Hazeldean Riverina


  Watch interviews with clients & industry experts about why they use Hazeldean genetics


Hazeldean Merinos
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Selecting the right ram.....read more

Pdf file Pocket Guide - an easy to understand guide to using ASBV's 
Click here to find out how to use ASBV's & Indexes
Click here to find out about Merino Select Indexes Pdf file



The Hazeldean Breeding Policy

The special treatment of small groups through shedding and provision of artificial rations is at odds to the philosophy of the stud. To give accurate and meaningful measurement information, it is necessary to evaluate animals by running them in large contemporary groups under conditions equivalent to those experienced in the world of commercial wool growing.

Hazeldean therefore runs its stud operations along the lines of a commercial wool growing and breeding enterprise.

Hazeldean bases its selection decisions and grading for sale on a measurement system that has been in place for many years. Measurement, when applied with common sense, significantly improves the accuracy of selecting for heritable traits of economic importance such as fleece weight and fibre diameter. 


Hazeldean Flock Health Status
The Hazeldean flock is assessed under the National Johne's Disease Market Assurance Program and holds a status of Monitored Negative 3 Vaccinated ( MN3-V).

The Hazeldean flock is also accredited as Brucellosis free.


Semen Interests
Hazeldean retains 100% semen interest and marketing rights on all rams sold including if the ram is onsold, however this does not stop the purchaser from collecting and using semen in their own flock. The rams are sold with full physical ownership to the buyer. If Hazeldean decides to collect and market semen from any ram sold, we will arrange and pay for transport and collection costs, and organise a suitable time to collect the ram.