Hazeldean bulls sell to $16,000 twice

Hazeldean Angus bulls average $8387 at 2020 Autumn on-property sale

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Jim Litchfield, Bea Bradley-Litchfield and Ed Bradley of Hazeldean with James and Mandy O'Brien (second and third from left), the purchasers of equal top-priced bull Hazeldean P16. Photo supplied.

Jim Litchfield, Bea Bradley-Litchfield and Ed Bradley of Hazeldean with James and Mandy O'Brien (second and third from left), the purchasers of equal top-priced bull Hazeldean P16. Photo supplied.

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The Cooma stud cleared all 62 bulls on offer.

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Chilly temperatures and COVID-19 was not enough to stop the bids rolling in for Hazeldean Angus bulls.

The Cooma stud sold all 62 bulls on offer to a top of $16,000, twice, and average of $8387 at their Annual Autumn on-property sale on Thursday.

Hazeldean's Bea Bradley-Litchfield said they were very pleased with the sale.

"It was a strong sale right the way through which matched the even line of bulls we offered," she said.

She said there was a lot of clients chasing bulls to join with heifers this year.

The first of the top-priced bulls, Hazeldean P16, sold to repeat clients James and Mandy O'Brien of Braidwood.

The rising two-year-old was the first of the Balridge Beast Mode sons on offer and was out of Hazeldean G90, a proven dam for the stud.

He was in the top five per cent for growth traits, with a 200-day weight of +63, 400-day weight of +113 and 600-day weight of +156.

The next $16,000 bull, Hazeldean P677, sold to Peter Hannigan from Numulgi.

Sired by Hazeldean Jaipur J140, the heifer bull was out of a Lawsons Tank daughter, Hazeldean H532.

He had calving ease traits in the top five per cent of the breed, with a birth weight of +1.7 and calving ease daughters value of +9.4.

Other top sales included Hazeldean P525 who sold for $15,000.

Another son of Jaipur J140, P525 boasted an even set of estimated breeding values, with a carcase weight of +80 and an impressive structure.

Ms Bradley-Litchfield said there was strong support from locals to inter-state buyers, with a few new faces in the crowd.

The sale was conducted by Elders, with auctioneer Paul Dooley taking the bids.

  • Full report in next week's edition of The Land
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