Galloways Australia Inc
Galloway, which has given its name to a valuable breed of black or dun polled cattle, was an ancient regality or lordship lying in the south-west of Scotland. The word is derived from Gallovid, which in old Scots signifies "a Gaul".
The last Gauls are said to have been the first inhabitants of this part of Scotland. The last of the line of rulers was Alan, Lord of Galloway, who is buried in Dundrennan Abbey in 1233. The title passed into the house of Douglas of Thrieve, and the whole district was finally annexed to the Crown of Scotland in 1455.
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About Galloways Australia Inc.
Galloways Australia is an organisation made up of cattle breeders and people with an interest in the Galloway breeds of cattle. Galloways Australia register/records cattle of the Galloway breeds in a genetically responsible manner.
The Galloway cattle breeds are the original breed Galloway, one of the oldest and purest of the British breeds of cattle; and the breeds of Belted Galloway and White Galloway that derived from crosses with Galloways. Only Fullblood ie 100% Galloway cattle are accepted into Galloways Australia's Herdbook.
Galloways Australia recognises that many Belted Galloway cattle are derived from graded up animals. Therefore Belted Galloways are accepted into the Galloways Australia Herdbook on attainment of Purebred status, ie. 93.75% Belted Galloway blood.
Every Belted Galloway in the Galloways Australia Herd book has its percentage Belted Galloway blood determined, the reference point being the original Belted Galloway Society (UK) Herd book.
Galloways Australia actively promotes each of the Galloway breeds and the excellence of their products, eg beef and hides. Galloways are unique in that a host of breed association independent research has chronicled their excellence in beef eating quality, ease of beef marbling, ease of calving and calf survival rate, feed efficiency, ability to finish off grass and non selective grazing habit.
Miniature Galloways are catered for in a separate Herd book. Under Galloways Australia's Registration Rules, an over height Miniature Galloway cannot enter the Galloway Herd book.
For more information about Galloway cattle and Galloways Australia, visit our website using the following link - www.gallowaysaustralia.com.au
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Galloways Australian Inc Committee
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