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Miniature Belted Galloways

Belted Galloways have their origin in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.  They were imported into the United States in the middle of the 20th century. The miniature Beltie has the same characteristics as its larger counterpart, the only difference being its height. Belties come in several colors with a white belt. The most common being black, but also come in red and dun. Their double layer of hair helps them tolerate the cold in the winter and is then shed in the summer heat. Many people acquire Galloways because of their unique belts but the breed is a great deal more than decorative. Today's emphasis on natural grassfed beef is a good example. The flavor and quality of Beltie beef is exceptional, and there is no better converter of forage to fine-grained beef. The following are characteristics of Miniature Belted Galloways:

  • Quality, tender, juicy beef

  • Easy calving

  • Good mothers and milkers

  • Naturally polled

  • Docile

  • Longevity

  • Hardy, adaptable for most all environments

  • Easy on pasture and fences

  • Non-selective grazers

  • Effective feed converters

  • Use less pasture and space

Dun & White Beltie Bull                                                  Red & White Cow & Calf
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