Hazeldean Monaro Ram Sale 2017

104 Merino & Poll Merino Rams

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Hazeldean, Cooma NSW

Featuring 30 sons of Hugh 11.3542, Australia's Top Performing Ram


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Enquiries: 02 6453 5555
Bea Litchfield 0427 933 103


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



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Dear Merino Breeder, 

Welcome to the 2017 Annual Hazeldean Monaro 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 30 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


 2017 Hazeldean Ram Sale Average ASBV’s compared to Industry


HAZELDEAN RAM SALE AVE -1.9 21.1 -0.4 2.8 164 172
Merinoselect INDUSTRY AVE for all 2016 born animals -1.0 11.2 -0.6 3.8 132  NA


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


ASBV's are provided on all rams and have some of the highest accuracies in the Merino industry.


We encourage you to compare the ASBV's of Hazeldean sale rams to others in the industry where you will see how Hazeldean Rams dominate and are the clear leaders for performance in the Merino industry.

SGA sale catalogues

Below are some excellent videos on how to use them in your ram selection.


Another useful tool for selecting the rams to match your breeding objectives is the Ramselect site www.ramselect.com.au



7% Index explained and Trait Contribution to Profit click to view


Teams 18 & 30 also use Hazeldean Rams

Teams 18 & 30 also use Hazeldean Rams 

Hazeldean Genetic Trends over the last 10 years. Hazeldean has far heavier fleeces than the average, that are also finer than the average and with indexes far above the average of the breed.  Click to view

The 2016 Hazeldean sale rams will again be amongst the top end of all industry 2015 drop rams. The average ASBV’s across the whole sale team will again be far above industry average for fleece weight, fibre diameter and the FP+, MP+ and DP+ indexes. They will greatly increase fleece weight and improve wool quality.

It would be very hard to find a line up rams elsewhere with the type of performance of the Hazeldean rams. The spread of breeding values on all 2016 sale rams are industry leading, with many trait leaders for at least one or more trait,  and coupled with the type and style of the rams, balanced to boost your bottom line.

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


Selecting the right ram.....read more


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


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


 Hazeldean clients excel in Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge...read more

TA Field Estates drops 2 microns while increasing fleece & body weight ...read more  


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.


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.