The Belted Galloway is a striking breed, distinctive with its bright white belt making it appear exotic and bizarre. Underneath this exterior lies an animal with many of the traits beef breeders demand.
They are extremely gentle animals, disease resistant, and have the ability to forage. Belties produce beef low in fat and cholesterol. Belties have 2 layers of fur or hair to protect them or warmth. Without the need for a heavy fat layer for insulation the Belties fat is thinly marbled through the meat. The result is a lean tender meat such prized by today's diet conscious market.
They have an economic trait of longevity. Their genes are dominant and pass on to the hybrid. They are naturally small cattle, which makes them ideal to cross with Miniature cattle.