The Belted Galloway Cattle Society is thriving as never before. Every week at least one new member is signing up. Our membership currently stands in excess of 500 and we are proud to have members, associate members and breeders not only in Great Britain and Eire but in many other parts of the world including Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
There are numerous reasons for our current popularity. A swift journey round the pages of our new web site makes the attributes of our hardy hill breed very clear and it’s precisely these attributes that are now pushing the Belted Galloway into the forefront of sustainable farming practices.
The Belted Galloway Cattle Society brings many benefits to those who join. Indeed it is essential that those wishing to breed pedigree stock do join. Only by being a member can one register cattle as pedigree. The proliferation of national and local shows creates the perfect forum for members from ‘all the airts’ to meet up and exchange news and views on keeping and breeding cattle, not to mention the social opportunities that everyone very much enjoys. The annual October dinner in Scotland’s Castle Douglas along with the sale, show and AGM create further opportunities for forging new business and new friendships.
Sadly, the breed was severely set back by foot and mouth disease in 2001 and 2006 but following a massive effort from the Society and all committed to the success and future of our breed’s development the picture now is one of optimism, ambition and great hopes for the future.