General Information :
The Belted Galloway is a British cattle breed. Scottish from a selection of Galloway, this breed is native to southwestern Scotland, in the district of Galloway on the shores of the Irish Sea, rugged country and harsh climate. The Belted Galloway wears - as the name suggests - a black dress (sometimes red) belted with a broad white band at the belly. She does not have horns. Its weight averages 820 Kg for a bull and 570 Kg for a cow.
It's a beef breed. It is massive for the production of well-filled carcasses with a low percentage of bone. This rustic breed can adapt to harsh climates. The United States Government introduced this cattle breed to Alaska where it was raised for meat production. She has shown herself the most able to prosper in this harsh climate. The beauty of her dress, her small size and her sweet character make her also a breed to be raised by amateurs for the maintenance of a rural space.
Our Panda cows in France:
On the European continent this breed is quite rare but since the 2000s, its presence is increasing especially in Germany and the Netherlands. In 2008 we began breeding this breed Belted Galloway in Belgium. In 2011 we moved our flock of 'Panda cows' from Belgium to France, to Château de Lerse in Charente. We searched and collected several blood lines of German, Dutch and Scottish origin. The current herd has about 40 heads. Taxi, the young bull of a year carries the red factor in his genes. Jules, our service bull at 4 years old. He is magnificent ! He won some competitions in Yorkshire, Great Britain. Bella, Marie, Madeleine and Charlotte are some names of our cows. They are there to be admired by trying to remove a little hiss of approval.