Guidelines for Breeders

General:-

  • All cattle should be of good Galloway type – correct gait, level back, not too small
  • Specific characteristics of white belt critical to maintaining breed standard
  • Must have complete belt all the way round the middle
  • Belt must extend from forelegs to hing legs yet not reach shoulder
  • No black spots on belt hair
  • No white hairs on any other part of body

All bulls must be inspected by a member of the Society’s panel before registration. The Society reserves the right to inspect females at its discretion.

Bulls:-

  • Aim to buy from a breeder with an established track record.
  • Bulls should have a good mouth, (not undershot) with a fairly wide muzzle
  • Pay attention to feet and locomotion. Legs and hocks should be clean.
  • Bulls should be tall in stature, well-muscled and powerful.
  • The forehead should be wide, not too long from eye to muzzle, with wide nostrils and broad, forward-pointing ears.
  • Avoid bad temperament
  • Testicles should hang evenly and have a good scrotal circumference
  • ABSOLUTELY NO WHITE ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE BELT, WHICH SHOULD BE COMPLETE, WITH NO SPOTS ON THE HAIR.

Cows:-

  • Females should be well-proportioned, not too small in stature, with a level back and good width between the hocks.
  • Coat should be “mossy” underneath, with good covering of long outer hair. Black, with brownish tinge.
  • Udder should not be too large, and should be well set on with well-placed teats of medium length.
  • Legs straight and fairly short.
  • Head should be more feminine, with bright eye, good mouth and ears well set.
  • Locomotion important – gait should be even with feet well placed on the ground.
  • Plenty depth to the body, fine and straight shoulders and deep, well-sprung ribs.
  • A complete belt, free from hair spots, extending from the foreleg to the hind leg. No white hair anywhere else, although good quality females with a little white below the dew claw may be allowed to enter the appendix scheme for grading up.