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Reiland blood steer comes up trumps at Sydney Royal

Reiland Bushwacker led by Massimo Pisciuneri at the Sydney Royal Show.

A Reiland blood steer has dominated the prestigious purebred steer and carcase competition at the 2022 Sydney Royal Show by winning the heavyweight open steer on the hook.

Awarded a silver medal, the carcase was entered by St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown, and was purchased by Wingham Beef Exports after scoring 89 points, the equal second highest Angus hook score.

Reiland Bushwacker was led by St Gregory’s student Massimo Pisciuneri, prepared by NH Cattle Co and received a highly commended ribbon in a tough class on the hoof.

The steer was sired by Reiland George Town G700, had a liveweight of 604kg and scanned at 9mm on the rib and 14mm on the rump.

It had a carcase weight of 343kg, dressing percentage of 56.8, and 12mm fat on the rump.

Reiland Bushwacker had been donated by St Gregory’s alumni, Will and James Luff, Adjunbilly.

The brothers are long time Reiland clients and showed cattle for the college team.

“While we were there, I would’ve loved to have been able to have shown our own cattle but didn’t get the chance. I asked if they would like a steer to show and they accepted our offer,” Will said.

“We have been going to Reiland bull sale for over 10 years, and we find the cattle to be very fertile in all situations.

“We focus on bulls producing high 400 day growth and good temperament so the progeny reach feedlot entry weights as quickly as possible.

“We find Angus a highly sought after animal with so many sale options.”