• Best of the Best Ram Sale 


Please note - due to high demand of rams we will not be holding the 2018 Feb Sale


Hazeldean's Top 30 Elite Rams

90 Private Sale Rams    
Hazeldean, Cooma


  • Full ASBV's based on 2 complete measurements (10 months & 17 months)
  • Highest Accuracy Rams at Hazeldean
  • All 30 fleeces will be on display





  Jim Litchfield: 0417 676 561   

Join us on Thursday, February 16th when we auction 30 Elite Rams, followed by 90 Private Selection Rams


Sale rams include sons of top performing sires - Hazeldean Hugh 11.3542, Hazeldean Haricot 11.43, Hazeldean Amicale 12.4059, CentrePlus 907538 and Nerstane 10.958.


The 2017 Hazeldean Best of the Best sale rams are the top 30 sale rams produced by Hazeldean. They are in a very elite category when compared to the top of all rams born in 2015 across the industry.


The rams have been run in a large contemporary group of young rams and have had 2 fleece measurements including full fibre test and fleeceweight at 10 months & 17 months of age. They have also had two classings prior to each shearing, a yearling body weight and stringent off shears assessment. They are the most scrutinised and highest accuracy rams we put up for sale each year.

The average ASBV’s across the whole sale team reflect their superiority. They are in the very high production end of industry ASBV’s for fleece weight, fibre diameter and all productive traits. The average Merino Production (MP) Index of this group of elite rams is 166% which puts the average of these rams in the top 5% of the merino breed.


Bred specifically to produce high volumes of highly marketable, high quality wool for the world’s most discerning buyers and processors, these rams:

  • Are selected from Hazeldean's Reserve Rams
  • Are in the top 10% or better of the Merino breed for at least one trait.
  • Uniquely combine fine wool with heavy fleece weights.
  • Will have fleeces from their December 2016 shearing displayed on sale day and identified to each ram
  • Are for sale by auction for $2000 and up


90 Grade rams will be available for private selection following the sale or at any other time by appointment. Prices for grade rams are $1200, $1000 and $800.



Hazeldean Sale Rams cut more wool that is of higher value, on sheep with lower maintenance requirements, giving more profit per hectare.  PROVEN

   Hazeldean Merinos
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   Hazeldean Genetic Trend over the last 10 years. Click to view

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Going through the trait leader lists on the Sheep Genetics Australia website it is difficult  to find another bloodline with as many sires listed with a similar combination of low fibre diameter and high fleeceweight.  

  click here to find out how to use ASBV's & Indexes
pdf file Pocket Guide 

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.
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.



And have a look at last years' pics from last years Elite Ram Sale & Breaky