The Belted Galloway is a beautiful heritage breed of cattle originating in the Galloway region of western Scotland in the UK. Superior tasting and quality meat from slower growing cattle than some modern commercial ‘supermarket type’ breeds, they are striking in their long woolly coats and solid white “belt” giving them their name and differentiating them from the more common black Galloway cattle. Known for their beautiful nature, show-stopping good looks, and longevity (with a lifespan exceeding most commercial breeds), their attractive “double” coat and denser hair coverage allows them to keep much better condition throughout the colder winters at St.Fillan with a much better feed conversion, and shedding same as the spring arrives and the weather warms up. Their superior foraging ability allows them also to thrive in areas of lower rainfall and poorer quality feed. Great tasting traditional beef, slower grown for superior quality.
As quoted by the official Australian Belted Galloway Association,
“ Belted Galloway Beef has been shown in a research study conducted at the University of Guelph – to have a total fat content of about 2%, an extremely low percentage. The same study showed that the Belted Galloway Beef tested only contained about 1% saturated fat. In addition it showed that Belted Galloway beef had the same fat content as chicken and fish so fits in well with a healthy diet. Belted Galloway beef is exceptionally tender, full of flavour and juicy and were the winners of the 2003 Sydney Royal Show “Beef Taste Test”. Data collected in the U.S. has shown that the beef dresses out at 60 – 62% of live weight making it a very profitable breed.”
Our St.Fillan herd has excellent registered stud qualities, presently joining with our award winning Stud Bull, delivering excellent soft calves with docile even temperament.
Contact us for breeding stock, heifers or young bulls.