The Galloway is one of the world's longest established breeds of beef cattle, named after the Galloway region of Scotland, where it originated. By the 15th century, it was already providing the main source of beef in the United Kingdom, and is now found in many parts of the world.
The Galloway was introduced in Canada in 1853, first registered in 1872, and the first Galloway registry was introduced in the USA in 1882.
This hornless breed has a thick, woolly hide, making it ideal for hill farming and harsher climates. It is usually black, although the distinctive Belted Galloway features a wide white stripe around its midriff, and is often affectionately referred to as a ‘Beltie’.
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