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White Galloway Cattle

Why White Galloway

Lifestyle Danika with Pinzridge Danny BoyBeneath the flashy and cute appearance there is a very useful and adaptable animal. The White Galloway is well adapted to cold, rugged climates; as part of this adaptation, the cattle grow a double layered coat of hair in the winter. In the summer, Galloways shed the second layer to tolerate the warm climates better than do most other cold adapted cattle, in doing so the Galloway’s insulation on the outside allows it to produce less external fat that is requiried  to keep it warm on the inside, there fore White Galloway has less external white fat. Energy reserves are still required to be fulfilled, that requirement is fulfilled by putting marbling into the meat and by having “black” fat within the meat. These fats have a very different chemical composition to external white fat; they contain far less saturated fats. Galloway beef consistently achieves more desirable results in carcass quality determinants such as fat depth, meat colour and pH assuring a tastier and tenderer product. Galloway beef consistently achieves more desirable results in carcass quality determinants such as fat depth, meat colour and pH assuring a tastier and more tender product.

These are cattle with great adaptability to the varying conditions of altitude, topography, climate, nutrition and management. Galloways are also known for browsing ability, giving them added value in the management and diversification of grasslands. Cattle with the resilience to cope with feed shortages and to recover quickly from drought and harsh winter conditions. Dams have been recorded as good foragers, with a long life span and constant production.  Easy calving cattle. Calves that grow rapidly and efficiently on pasture alone. Dams which are known for their fertility, hardiness and proven ability to get in calf quickly and consistently. Cows show strong maternal instinct, including the ability to protect calves against predators.

Galloways are medium in size, with cows weighing about 1,000 pounds and bulls about 1,600 pounds.

Pinzridge Sophie, 1st is son Jackson with her at gore show as a calf
Pinzridge Sophie, 1st is son Jackson with her at Gore show as a calf
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