The Belted Galloway Cattle Society
Carlisle sale a success
The Society's inaugural spring sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Saturday 18th May saw a high quality selection of breeding stock sold to a keen selection of buyers from far and wide. Top price of 2,800 guineas went to Carolyn Fletcher for her incalf heifer, which also took the reserve championship in the show. Overall championship was awarded to Liz Wilkinson's young bull Poplar Osprey.
For a full report please see the sales page on the website.
Record entry for Worcester sale
On Saturday 25th May 2013 the Society's well-established pedigree sale takes place at McCartney's premises at Worcester. This year sees a record entry of 10 bulls and 61 females, inlcuding aged cows, served heifers, and bulling heifers. This will be a chance to source some top quality genetics from well-known show-winning herds such as Howe Mill in Wiltshire as well as hardy, traditional Belties from as far afield as Derbyshire and Somerset.
To view the entries please go to our show/sales page or contact McCartneys on 01905 769770.
Breeding stock for sale
For details of Belted galloways for sale, including a preview of some of the Spring Sales entries, please see our Cattle For Sale/Wanted section.
The wet weather in 2012 has led to an unprecedented build up of pasture borne parasite, with many breeders reporting very high infestations of liver fluke. NADIS was formed in 1995 to provide forecasts of parasite levels and promote best practice with regard to control systems. For their monthly forecast click on the link below.
For England and Wales http://webinars.nadis.org.uk/distributors/nadis.aspx
New breed code for Eire
Please note that the Belted Galloway now has its own breed code – BY and BYX for those registering Belted Galloway Crosses in Southern Ireland
Following representations from breeders and from the Society the Department of Agriculture, ICBF and Calf Registration have set up this new code for any breeders using Belted Galloway to register their livestock as such with immediate effect.
Prior to this the Belted Galloways were registered under GA for Galloway.
It is vitally important that Belted Galloways are registered under the new breed code BY from here on.