Hazeldean North Queensland Bull Sale, Gracemere, 2018


Tuesday, 21st August, 2018
60 Senegus & 30 Angus Bulls
Gracemere, Rockhampton, QLD

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All bulls semen tested (see below)  and blooded.

Semen Testing Analysis explanation




Hazeldean - 02 64535555
Jim Litchfield -  -0417676561

Brad Passfield: 0459160791                  


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MORE INFO AVAILABLE CLOSER TO THE SALE - in the meantime please view the pre-sale video from our 2017 sale


2017 Welcome letter

Dear Northern Beef Producers,


We welcome you to the second annual Hazeldean North Queensland bull sale. Thank you for your support of our inaugural sale last year which has given us the confidence to continue to provide tropically adapted Bos Taurus genetics as well as Angus genetics to the northern industry.


The beef industry has seen a remarkable turnaround in profitability in the past couple of years however it has become more important than ever to pursue higher reproduction and better carcase genetics. The genetics we use today wont be evident in our herds for some time and when we look at the whole herd picture then it is an even greater time lag between buying a bull and seeing his effect through the whole herd. We need to make decisions about where we see our market in 10, 15 years – not just today and tomorrow.


The Hazeldean program concentrates on delivering measurable and repeatable improvement in the traits that matter most to commercial beef production. We believe it is better to provide a product that has low price sensitivity and demand upside and is not affected by increasing price pushing down demand. When we look at the worlds growing middle class and the growing demand for quality beef it is clear this market is robust and there is considerable scope for price improvement without demand drop off.


In the manufacturing beef sector demand is very sensitive to price and other protein sources quickly come into play once the price of beef goes too high.


Improved reproduction and improved carcases are the two things we hang our hat on as far as our breeding program is concerned. This has been the case since we first became involved in beef seedstock breeding 65 years ago.


We hope you will be impressed with the strong lineup of bulls we have this year.




Jim Litchfield





Hazeldean has bred Angus seedstock since 1952. In 2001 we imported Senepol semen and embryos from the USA and established the Hazeldean Senepol and Senegus (Senepol x Angus) studs.  In 2006 the Senepol stud was sold - the stud continuing and expanding its Senegus herd.

Hazeldean sells 450 bulls each year and has been selling bulls in Queensland since 1994. 


Northern beef producers are looking to improve herd fertility and carcase quality whilst maintaining environmental suitability. Although the Bos Indicus influence has brought many positives to the industry, animals with more Bos Taurus traits will help to unlock the challenges on fertility and carcase quality in northern herds.


Hazeldean has been experts in the production of seedstock since 1865, starting with Merinos and progressing to incorporate Angus in 1952. Our core focus has always been, and continues to be, performance. In all Hazeldean seedstock enterprises we aim to produce the most profitable animal for the commercial producer. Hazeldean senegus is no different.

Hazeldean senegus has been developed to bring to the North, a tropically adapted Bos Taurus animal with supreme fertility, carcase and doing ability to help deliver increased returns through higher value carcases and more fertile animals to northern producers.



Hazeldean Senegus cattle provide a very distinct advantage and application to commercial beef breeding operations in the North focused on increased production and efficiency as well as higher value carcases from hot northern environments.

The Hazeldean Senegus program incorporates the incomparable depth of breeding, doing ability, fertility and carcase Hazeldean Angus are known for with the tropical adaptation and high carcase attributes of the senepol.

There is no doubt, cattle with higher Angus content demand premiums over those with Bos Indicus content in the sale yards. Hazeldean Senegus are quiet, fertile, have strong maternal traits, and are now in herds right up into the Gulf. They have increased fertility with higher conception rates and weaning percentages. Carcase data from Senegus steers is also outstanding. By maintaining Bos Taurus blood we believe Hazeldean Senegus has the potential to lift the profitability of beef producers in northern Australia considerably.


Hazeldean sire's exceptional performance in Angus Australia Sire Benchmarking Programme

The progeny of Hazeldean sires NHZF493 and NHZF1023 part of cohort 3 of the AA sire benchmarking programme have performed exceptionally well, in all traits including calving ease, growth, and particularly carcase– Out of progeny from 40 sires F1023 progeny ranked 1st for carcase IMF and 2nd for MSA index and F493 progeny were ranked 3rd, 2nd and 4th for 200, 400 & 600 day weight, also performing at the top for carcase traits.









Scan IMF

Carcase IMF

Scan EMA

MSA marble score

MSA Index


Progeny rank out of 40 sires













Progeny rank out of 40 sires












There were 24 progeny from F1023 and 29 progeny from F493  (Click on ID to view EBV's & pedigree)
Summary of results of cohort 3

For full results go to AA 

As per Hazeldean's semen interests, Hazeldean retains the semen rights for both of these bulls


Hazeldean Sales information


Hazeldean Guarantee and Replacements, Refunds, Credits

Although we do our very best to ensure every bull we catalogue sees out many years of good service, occasionally premature breakdowns occur. In this event we guarantee unconditionally all bulls for 12 months from purchase and further if poor reproduction results from a genetic defect we were unaware of pre-sale. Our policy is to look after the people who look after us so if there is a problem please let us know.

To resolve the issue of a bull breakdown we will work with you to achieve the best outcome for your breeding enterprise. In the instance of a bull breaking down during the breeding season we will endeavour to find a replacement and get him to you ASAP. If you are able to cover the breakdown with a spare, then we will either offer a replacement at a later date or issue a credit equivalent to the purchase price of the original bull that you can use at a future sale.


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



Any animal that either dies or has to be destroyed due to injury within 28 days of sale will be replaced or refunded by Hazeldean. Additional insurance to cover death or loss of use after 28 days can be arrang



Health Check

All sale bulls are thoroughly assessed by a vet prior to sale. Animals displaying faults likely to interfiere with a normal & productive life are culled

The Hazeldean herd has been assessed & tested under the National Johnes Disease Market Assurance Program & holds an MN3 (monitored negative 3) status, the highest level.

Bulls are vaccinated for Vibriosis, Pestivirus, and receive a 7 in 1 vaccination

Queensland sale bulls are vaccinated for 3 day sickness and tick fever

We recommend that you organise a pre-mating bull examination at least 6 weeks prior to joining to ensure that he is in the best of health & capable of producing pregnancies. This should include a serving ability test where the bull is observed serving a cow or heifer.