Belted Galloway Cattle
Breeding Stock/Beef Production
"Belties" (or Oreo cows) were originally bred in Scotland and bred in order to thrive in the harsh winter conditions there. In my mind that made them natural to be able to do well in our Minnesota Winters.
The breed is known for their grazing ability, longevity (17-20 years) and hardiness, all traits I was looking for in and that fit into our plan.
Belted Galloways are also know to have excellent calving ease, feed efficiency, and they produce an outstanding beef.
Generally, the mature Belted Galloway bull weighs within the 1,800 to 2,000 lb. range while the mature Beltie cow averages 1,100 to 1,300 lb. At birth, bull calves usually weigh 70 to 80 lb. while heifer calves about 10 lb. less.
lb. while heifer calves about 10 lb. less.