Galloway

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Name Herd book number Sire Dam's sire born. Special feature
Name Herd book number Sire Dam's sire born. Special feature
Galloway
CAMPARI 10/204344 Caruso Wolf 2010 Vielfach prämierte Genetik in rot
DEAN 10/200348 Donau Plano 1997 Black, Interesting pedigree
PARADIESO 10/204112 POLDI GAL CONQUEST 2002

Breed characteristics

Galloway cattle originate from the eponymous council area Galloway in southwest Scotland.

Color:

Galloways can have different colors. Firstly, pigmented single-colored on the entire body in the colors black, dun or red. There are also White Galloways. The basic color of those animals is white. Pigmentations can occur on muzzle, ears, around the eyes ad feet. Moreover, there are Belted Galloways, whose characteristic is a white belly ring without further spots. The type last named is the Rigget Galloway. The animals are mainly pigmented on the body, but have white eye drops and a white neck.

Polled status:

The animals are genetically polled.

Body:

The head is short and wide, the muzzle is wide as well and the ears go up slightly and are pointed forward with long hair. Neck and chest are solid, wide and deep. The body shows lots of harmony, is compact and symmetrical.

Production traits:

Due to their robustness, durability and strong maternal instinct, Galloways are especially suitable for year-round free-range housing. The cattle have very good roughage feed intake capacity and good meat yield with very good marbled, fine-grained meat quality.

 

Bulls

Cows

Sacral bone height, cm

ca. 155

ca. 140

Weight, kg

ca. 1,100

ca. 630

 

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