As everyone knows, the bull comprises half the herd, so it is vitally important to choose a bull of good conformation bred from top quality stock. He should impart to his calves qualities such as conformation, hardiness, good temperament, milking ability, superior growth rate, regular breeding and longevity. These will not only maintain and improve the standards of the Belted Galloway breed, but will also complement and build on the qualities of the individual herd. Bulls in particular, can make all the difference to a herd and to the breed at large. For this reason the Society takes its role very seriously. Every bull must be inspected before it can be registered. Only registered bulls can be used to breed pedigree Belted Galloways.