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Hazeldean North Queensland Bull Sale, Gracemere, 2018

45 Senegus & 30 Angus Bulls
Gracemere, Rockhampton, QLD

Contact us to register for a catalogue  

View Full Catalogue here 

All bulls semen tested (see below)  and blooded.
Semen Testing Analysis explanation

SCAN DATA, SEMEN TESTS & FINAL WEIGHTS available here one week prior to sale

Enquiries 

Hazeldean - 02 64535555
Jim Litchfield -0417676561
Brad Passfield: - 0459160791                  


Dear Northern Beef Producers,

Thank you for attending the Hazeldean 2018 North Queensland Angus and Senegus Bull sale at Gracemere.

This is our third sale at Gracemere and we are encouraged to present our bulls again due to the very positive feedback we have received from cattle breeders purchasing at our first two sales as well as from those who have used our genetics for many years now. Invariably, we hear of higher pregnancy rates, higher prices for progeny and bulls that are easier to handle. For over 20 years we have fervently believed there are strong reasons for breeding tropically adapted Bos Taurus cattle in the north and it is very rewarding to see the results of that view and commitment paying off now. The fundamental reasons are unassailable and essential – fertility and carcase quality – and those beef producers who have used our genetics have been rewarded with improvement in both and an improved result for their businesses overall.

There is no doubt the Brahman has done a wonderful job bringing environmentally compatible genetics to northern Australia. However, it has come at a cost in the form of two of the most important attributes beef cattle must have anywhere in the world. Firstly, the ability to breed early and regularly and secondly, the ability to produce beef that gives the consumer a high eating quality experience – both generating increased overall value. These traits are fundamental to the future of ourselves and beef producers everywhere and is what we continue to develop in our breeding herd every day.

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

Regards,

Jim Litchfield


 

Great Genetics for the North

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. 

The Challenge

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.

The Hazeldean Response

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.

The Advantage of Hazeldean Senegus

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.

  BWT 200 400 600 RIB FAT RUMP FAT Scan IMF Carcase IMF Scan EMA MSA marble score MSA Index
F1023* 25th 12th 17th 15th 2nd 10th 2nd 1st 5th 3rd 2nd
F493* 26th 3rd 2nd 4th 10th 2nd 4th 7th 4th 8th 5th

* Progeny rank our 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.

Insurance

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 arranged.

Health Check

All sale bulls are thoroughly assessed by a vet prior to sale. Animals displaying faults likely to interfere 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.