Galloway's- Facts and Fame Galloway’s are the oldest and purest breed of cattle from the British Isles originating from the lowlands of Scotland in 1550’s but have been mentioned all the way back to the 1200’s.
The American Galloway Breeders Association will only allow 100%, non-interbred cattle into their registry.
Galloway’s are the ancestors to the Aberdeen Angus.
Come in over 5 variations of color-Black, Red, Dun (Buff), White with black points, or Belted.
Have a double layer of hair (long in the winter) that is shed in the summer-this allows them to survive extreme temps with less use of food energy to build extra fat to keep warm.
My bulls, when full grown, average 1,600 lbs and the cows average 1,250lbs.
Galloway are the least picky eaters I have seen and eat nearly any type of vegetation.
Very easy calving. Records show that less than 1% of Galloway cattle need help being born (I have never had to pull one of my Galloway calves).
Very strong maternal instincts, I have never had a Galloway cow not take her calf. Galloway cattle also are very protective of other members within the herd. It is commonly seen that when danger approaches, the herd will form a circle around the young to protect them. That being said, I have never had to be afraid of the Galloway mother when picking up a newborn calf and carrying it inside to put under a heat lamp in the early spring (try doing that with your average Angus).
Galloway cattle are polled meaning that they lack the ability to grow horns.
All St. Isidore Farms purebred Galloway cattle are registered or can be registered.
All our cattle are friendly (or at least no skittish), even our bull lets you pet and scratch him.
White Galloway cattle are the cutest of all calves when born. Okay, that’s an opinion, but I still think that it’s a fact.
Galloway’s are moderately framed, much like an Angus, and grow quickly like their Angus cousins.
Galloway’s, with their pure lineage, can make an excellent choice for your crossbreeding program.