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Hazeldean Autumn Bull Sale 2019

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Hazeldean Autumn Bull Sale 2019

The 2019 sale bulls will include the first sons of outstanding new Hazeldean sire Katzen K416 who is in the top 1% for ABI, Dom and GRN indexes, as well as sons of Hazeldean F1023 one of the top 6 sires for IMF at +6.1.

This year’s bulls encapsulate the Hazeldean focus on structure, calving ease, growth, carcase and temperament. Hazeldean Angus SA bulls provide significant benefits to our clients as they get more bang for their buck in terms of bull longevity, constitution and commercial relevance.

The bulls are bred at Hazeldean from a 3,500 strong female herd established over 90 years ago.  Hazeldean Angus are bred for commercial operations that enjoy easy calving, high growth, quiet cattle that achieve excellent carcase results. Bred in the tough Monaro climate, our herd is constantly challenged, ensuring the quality of our females remains strong.

Calving ease is a major feature of the Hazeldean herd – over 500 heifers calve down with less than three percent needing assistance without hindering growth rates. Hazeldean holds five auctions a year – at Gumbowie, Willalooka SA in February;  Hazeldean, Cooma NSW in May and September; Jackson and Rockhampton QLD in August.
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Sale conducted by Elders Steve Ridley: 0407 483 108

Sale conducted by Elders
Steve Ridley: 0407 483 108

Sale will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus

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95 High Performance Bulls
Hazeldean, Cooma


Jim Litchfield: 0417 676 561 or 02 64535555
Bea Litchfield: 0427 933 103

Ed Bradley: 0412 2298 546

When the going gets tough, the tough get going...

Jim Litchfield

As drought grips large parts of central and western New South Wales and Queensland it is timely to remind ourselves of one of the most important traits in beef cattle production. Although droughts by their very nature give rise to negativity there are some positives to pick out of adverse seasons and the issue of doing ability is one of them. It is worth re stating the value of this important characteristic probably best described as ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’.
Good years tend to disguise those animals that are ‘frail’ (as the Americans put it) and it is only in lean years do we see them appear in our herds and the importance of selecting animals that can cope with tough years becomes paramount.  When seasonal conditions start to deteriorate all good stockman keep an eye out for a ‘tail’ appearing in each mob. If the season gets worse the ‘tail’ becomes more and more pronounced with the original ‘tail’ becoming even poorer and more and more animals starting to show, in varying degrees, poor body condition.  Obviously at the other end of the spectrum are the ones that hold their condition despite the reduction in feed quality and quantity. How do they do that? What genetics do they possess that enables them to hold body condition while those around them start shedding kilograms dramatically? Read more…

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 7th for IMF, and  3rd, 2nd and 4th for 200, 400 & 600 day weight.

  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

Summary of results of cohort 3

For full results go to AA

Hazeldeans Semen Terms & Conditions

Hazeldean's Outstanding Calving Ease

Hazeldean has been selecting for calving ease for more than 20 years - our heifers calve down easily with only a handful of the more than 400 calving heifers having any sort of difficulty. Any female who has problems calving for whatever reason is culled from the herd. Calving difficulties are not much fun to deal with and a live calf worth a hell of alot more than a dead one!

Reputation the Reward for Quality Breeding

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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 Terms & Conditions

Hazeldean retains semen rights on all bulls sold unless otherwise agreed upon, according to Hazeldean Semen Terms & Conditions.

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 at the sale.

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.

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.

Structure: 
The sale bulls have been independently assessed by Liam Cardile from BeefXcel.  Read more

Looking after your bulls when you get them home and how to get the most out of your bulls. Read more

Hazeldean Free Delivery

Within 100km of the sale venue Hazeldean will deliver bulls free of charge to the purchasers property

Between 100km and 1000km bulls will be delivered free to the nearest major centre