Hazeldean Angus is part of Hazeldean Pty Ltd, a pastoral enterprise owned and operated by the Litchfield family since 1865. It is one of the largest Angus seedstock operations in Australia, selling over 400 bulls throughout Australia each year.
The company has breeding and grow out centres located on company owned properties in New South Wales as well as in South Australia where we have a joint venture with Guy and Sarah Cunningham at their property Gumbowie at Willalooka.
Hazeldean uses the best and most profitable genetics available worldwide and leads the breed in innovation and breeding technology...
Hazeldean Angus was founded in 1927 with the purchase of purebred commercial
Angus females. The registered herd was established in 1952 with the importation
of in calf heifers from six New Zealand studs. At the same time as the
registered females were purchased, the very best of Hazeldean's commercial cows
were upgraded to the bull producing unit and pedigrees recorded. Since that
time Hazeldean has provided the beef industry with large numbers of high
quality, high performing stud and commercial Angus bulls.
In 1960 Hazeldean was one of the first beef herds in the world to embrace the concept of Performance Testing. By using measured weight gain for selection, the stud made much faster progress. Selection on measured gain remains a cornerstone of the stud today.
Today the stud uses all available means to maximise the rate of genetic gain. Each year over 1200 inseminations take place to the breeds most proven and best progeny tested sires and every year over 400 embryos from Hazeldean's elite cows are transferred into recipient females.
Hazeldean Angus continues it's commitment to beef producers in South
Australia and western Victoria with a joint venture with Guy and Sarah
In 2008 a herd of 200 Hazeldean females selected by Guy and Jim was despatched to their property Gumbowie at Willalooka in order to breed the sale bulls and future breeders for South Australia. The female herd has now grown to 300 breeders meaning we can now offer increased numbers of sale bulls. The Hazeldean Angus SA sale is held and operated by the Cunninghams at Gumbowie in mid-February..........read more about Hazeldean South Australia
The Hazeldean group also encompasses Hazeldean Merinos and Hazeldean Senegus.
Seedstock has been the company's business for over 150 years. We know genetics and what drives profit.