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Belted galloway?
« on: June 10, 2012, 07:55:06 AM »
I am looking for a new heifer and i have began thinking about breeds. I have known about belties for a while but never occurred to me to include them as a possibility. I have a smaller plot of land which she would stay on which is why belties came to mind. I was wondering what people thought of them and if they would be a good fit for my needs? Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 08:11:21 AM »
pm llBux

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 08:28:22 AM »
I dont think that i got your pm?

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 08:43:17 AM »
I dont think that i got your pm?


no- you need to pm a guy on here under the name llBux , or atleast i think that's his username...

Do a search for belted galloway-- and he will pop up right off the bat.

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 04:59:22 PM »
Check your PM's

I love my Belties.  They are easy doing cattle that actually do best on high roughage rations.

I get calls and emails weekly from folks wanting Belties.  The demand exceeds supply.  Cattle are still affordable.

Not a lot of kids showing Belties, but there are some wonderful programs and rewards for those that do.

I'm working to get a Beltie breed show at the Illinois State Fair and am receiving lots of contributions for the kids.

If you want a heifer, I'll be glad to help you find one.    I found two very nice show-quality heifers yesterday.

Good luck!

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 09:11:56 AM »
There are some shows coming up here in the Illinois area that will showcase some very good Belties.

July 7, Pecatonica, IL    Blow and go
August 8, Illinois State Fair          Inaugural attempt at a show, may have enough for a breed show, may show with AOB's
Late September  World Beef Expo
November-  Louisville NAILE
« Last Edit: June 11, 2012, 01:45:00 PM by LLBUX »

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 08:59:55 PM »
Alright thanks. I will try and check some of those out. World you recommend belites over a breed such as herefords?

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 11:17:04 PM »
It is all personal preference.    Haven't owned any Hereford so I cannot speak for them.   

Belties are a moderately-framed breed and are considered to be one of the hardier breeds.
Beltie beef is very well accepted and works well in grass-fed operations.
Calving problems are almost unheard of in Belted cattle.   60-70 pound calves are average.
Very low incidence of pinkeye or cancer eye as you find in some other breeds.
No dehorning.

I get calls each week from folks looking for Beltie cattle and have already bought/sold cattle in Iowa, IL. MO, South Carolina/California and Pennsylvania.    Belties are a niche breed with very good demand.


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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 11:19:04 PM »
Thank you for your information. It has been very helpful in trying to figure out what breed of animal to purchase

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 11:30:06 PM »
i would prefer any beef breed over herfs. jmo tho everyones is different... except the mini herfs those make good weeders for the rock garden haha   (lol)

and if your wanting to cross up clubbies your belties will give you better hair quality
« Last Edit: June 13, 2012, 11:31:00 PM by WB ShowCattle »

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 06:17:07 AM »
As a huge bonus Galloways are know for their great disposition!!

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 09:45:16 AM »
I love my herfs. They are also known for their disposition. It is your personal preference tho. Everyone on here is going yo tell you that their breed is better than the other one. When I was learning about cattle I did some basic research oklahoma state university has tons of breed informationso you can see which breed will fit with what you want to do. A simple google search will also do quite a bit for you.

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 03:00:24 PM »
I love my herfs. They are also known for their disposition. It is your personal preference tho. Everyone on here is going yo tell you that their breed is better than the other one. When I was learning about cattle I did some basic research oklahoma state university has tons of breed informationso you can see which breed will fit with what you want to do. A simple google search will also do quite a bit for you.
true ... alot of times what people grow up around is often what they will raise kinda like if your dad raised angus cow most of your cows would probably be based off of that herd

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 10:42:06 AM »
As a huge bonus Galloways are know for their great disposition!!

Not the ones that I have got. I picked the 2 that we have up very reasonable to use as recip cows and they are very high strung and are destine for the salebarn once I get them bred but maybe I got the rejects when it comes to good disposition.

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Re: Belted galloway?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 10:48:33 AM »
As a huge bonus Galloways are know for their great disposition!!

Not the ones that I have got. I picked the 2 that we have up very reasonable to use as recip cows and they are very high strung and are destine for the salebarn once I get them bred but maybe I got the rejects when it comes to good disposition.

Are you talking belteds, or actual Galloways?
Galloways- The breed to produce the hardier crossbred cow.

 

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