250 Merino & Poll Merino Rams
Hazeldean, Cooma NSW
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.
Enquiries: 02 6453 5555
Bea Litchfield 0427 933 103
Jim Litchfield 0417 676 561
Hazeldean Sale Rams cut more wool that is of higher value, on sheep with lower maintenance requirements, giving more profit per hectare.
Hazeldean Genetic Trends over the last 10 years. Hazeldean has far heavier fleeces than the average, that are also finer than the average and with indexes far above the average of the breed. Click to view data.
Rams will be available for private selection following the sale or any other time by appointment.
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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.
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.
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.