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Hazeldean Merinos Riverina Ram Sale 2019

120 Merino & Poll Merino Rams
Rosevale, Hay, NSW

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Hazeldean: 02 6453 5555
Richard Cannon: 0427 931 177
Ed Bradley: 0412 298 546
Bea Litchfield:0427 933 103
Jim Litchfield: 0417 676 561

 

Dear Merino Breeders,

We welcome you to our Spring ram sale for 2019. For the past 5 months the rams have been run in large mobs on crops and have developed into an impressive team despite the current climate. This years sale team are very well grown, sound bodied rams ready to impart their high performing genetics to your flock.

With what has been yet another very tough year across many parts of the country, genetic value in the ewe base is as important as ever. Having superior genetics in your flock means extra profit from the same inputs, particularly the cost of feed. For Hazeldean blood flocks this means greater profit in the form of wool clip value but Hazeldean sheep also give market flexibility and options. A strong ewe base with heavy cutting, high value wool producers will breed on to produce higher performing wethers and/or replacement ewes to be used as a valuable component of a prime lamb enterprise.

This years Hazeldean ram team will complement a variety of enterprises and mixes of enterprises by creating a productive, profitable ewe base to maximise fibre production. The performance of these rams is unrivalled with the average MP+ index of the entire team in the top 10% of the industry.

Standouts sires in the catalogue include HAZ12004030, YALGOO160070, HAZ HUGH11003542 and young upcoming Hazeldean sires HAZ16002777, HAZ16000113, HAZ16000183 and HAZ16000128.

We look forward to catching up with you on sale day,

The Hazeldean Team.

 


Hazeldean Riverina Sale Rams average ASBV's show far heavier fleeces than the industry average, that are also finer than the average,  and average indexes far above the industry average.

 7% Index explained and Trait Contribution to Profit

Hazeldean Genetic Trends over the last 10 years. Click to view data.

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

For prior Inspection of the rams or any information please don’t hesitate to call Richard Cannon  on 0427931177 or email Richard.

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

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Pdf file Pocket Guide - an easy to understand guide to using ASBV's

 

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.

Earlier Event: September 3
Hazeldean Spring Bull Sale 2019
Later Event: October 31
Hazeldean Merino Monaro Ram Sale 2019