Jim is the fifth generation James Litchfield to run Hazeldean P/L. After completing a Bachelor of Agriculture at Orange Agricultural College and jackarooing in Northern NSW Jim came home to take the reins from his father, James Litchfield Snr.
Jim has expanded the business to market bulls in QLD, NSW and SA, the inception of the Senegus program and the progression of the Merino stud.
Jim is married to Libby and they have three children, James, Bea and Iona.
Bea returned home in 2015 to Hazeldean after 4 years studying B. Ag. Sci at UNE and Sydney University, and then worked for a corporate Agricultural company. She has spent time in Canada and worked on RA Brown Cattle Ranch in Texas. She has taken up the role of Stud Stock Manager.
Libby organises our marketing and advertising along with helping out whenever she is needed; from lambmarking to loading guns for cattle AI - she’s a good all rounder!
Jenni joined Hazeldean in January 2016 to take care of the administration side of the business. She studied accounting through Charles Sturt Uni and has worked for both government and private business whilst always maintaining her connection with the agriculture industry. Jenni continues a long time association between Hazeldean and the Miners family, being one of the daughters of Les and Norma Miners and growing up at Eagle Vale, Hazeldean. She is as handy in the yards as she is in the office!
NIck joined the Hazeldean team in 2015 to take on the role of Manager at the Myalla property. Nick has vast experience and expertise with livestock and in particular with the angus stud industry. Nick, along with his wife Jacqui, children Sophie and Harry, have cemented their place in the rural community of the Monaro.
Ed joined Hazeldean in early 2017. Ed spent a number of years working for Twynam at Jemalong Station in Forbes before completing a Diploma at Marcus Oldham and a Bachelor of Commerce. He has experience working in the Thoroughbred industry and the red meat industry as a trader. He has a passion for livestock and is a great member of the team. Ed and Bea are getting married in January 2020.
Ed is takes care of our sales and client services - he also does many of our ram and bull deliveries in the Hazeldean truck.
John grew up in Adelong. After school John did a year jackarooing in Longreach with AACO, he then completed a Advanced Diploma of Farm Management at Orange through Sydney University. John then returned home to the family farm business which consisted of a commercial sheep, cattle and horticultural enterprise. After fourteen years the family completed their succession planning and John had the opportunity to run his own farm business and a successful contracting business. John is married to Sarah and has three children Polly, Sidney and Billy.
Will started working at Hazeldean in 2018. Growing up on his parent’s merino stud right next door to Hazeldean, he came with a good understanding of stock work and day to day farming life. Will has a dependable can-do attitude and is always wearing a smile.
Barrie is the Pasture and Cropping Overseer for the Hazeldean Monaro based properties.
He grew up in the south west of WA on his family’s sheep and cropping farm where he gained vast experience and knowledge of cropping practices and machinery. After developing a love for snowboarding in Japan he decided to move east to the Snowy Mountains and was employed as Fire Mitigation Officer with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Barrie now lives in Jindabyne with his lovely wife Julz and their three gorgeous girls Carinne, Shelby and Scarlett.
Derrick grew up at Gundagai. He has worked in the meat processing industry including 7 years at Monbeef as the Head Stockman. Derrick now works at Myalla, living at Lincluden with his lovely family, wife Holly and daughters Skylar Rose, Mickeala Grace and Emelia.
Jimmy joined the Myalla team in 2019. Moving from Emerald with his partner Jaide they are expecting their first child in November.
Jimmy, originally from the Bathurst region, has experienced diverse aspects of the Australian agricultural industry having worked on stations in NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Richard joined Hazeldean as Manager of Hazeldean Riverina at Rosevale Hay in early 2006. Richard has a Diploma in Agribusiness from Marcus Oldham College and is married to Sarah with four children. When the property was sold in 2015 Richard purchased some land with the sale complex and house and continues to be involved with Hazeldean.
Guy and Sarah run the Hazeldean Angus South Australian enterprise on their property, Gumbowie, at Willalooka in south east South Australia. Formerly both Hazeldean Merino and Angus clients, and in addition to their cropping and seed enterprise, they grow out the weaner bulls for the annual Hazeldean SA Bull Sale. and host it at Gumbowie in February each year.
The Hazeldean Board
Nick is the Managing Director of Beefcorp Australia Pty Ltd a family owned paddock to plate Wagyu beef company running 9,000 head of cattle in Victoria. The company is vertically integrated from seed stock to processing, exporting to 15 countries as well and marketing Sher Wagyu beef in Australia.
After graduating with an Ag Science degree from Melbourne Uni in the early 1980’sNick worked in agribusiness for 10 years before consulting and establishing his cattle business 23 years ago. He has been involved in various industry and community boards and has been a director of Hazeldean since 2000.
Married to Vicki with 3 boys he’s passionate about Aussie Rules football, loves the outdoors and enjoys working with progressive people.
Mick was the founding partner of Boyce Chartered Accountants in 1973 which is the biggest regional firm in Australia. The firm specialises in management accounting in agriculture making a significant contribution to benchmarking in sheep, beef, grains and cotton industries.
Since retiring from the firm he has continued directorships and share holdings in anumber of businesses including Namoi Cotton, Monbeef, Mitre 10 stores, and online women's fashion store Birdsnest which was founded by his daughter Jane Cay. He infects people with his enthusiasm.
Married to Robyn with two married daughtersMick is a keen gardener, golfer and amateur architect.
With over 40 years in the accounting profession, Zeke’s experience spans both Commerce and Public practice.The latter 30 years have been spent dealing with small to medium sized businesses providing business and taxation advice and working closely with them often as part of their management team. His clients are mainly Family owned businesses
Zeke has served in various roles with ACT Government and Commonwealth Government organisations.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Registered Tax Agent
Justice of the Peace in NSW