Belted Galloway calf on Clifden Farm in West Gippsland

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OUR BELTIES WOULD LOOK STUNNING IN YOUR PADDOCKS TOO!

The Clifden Belted Galloways herd originated from traditional and highly regarded bloodlines. Our foundation stock was carefully selected and has been bred on with commercially focused objectives.

We nurture contented healthy animals with quiet temperaments and outstanding carcase characteristics in terms of yield and eating quality. The Clifden Belties are born and raised on our Yarragon property, grass fed as Nature intended.

The majority of our herd is A grade stock registered on the ABGA herd book. We do also run some exceptional commercial animals.

Clifden Belted Galloways are not seen on the show circuit as we feel they are happiest at home in the paddocks but we believe they always perform as champions.

We welcome farm visits and are proud to offer exceptional after sales follow up.

The Belted Galloway herd on Clifden Farm in West Gippsland

Belted Galloways are one of the most visually distinctive breeds of cattle. The characteristic white belt encircles the body and contrasts effectively with the black, red or dun coloured coat. It is commonly believed that the breed originated from crossing ancient Galloway cattle from south west Scotland with the Dutch belted Lakenvelder.

As well as the unique markings, Belties possess many other distinctive and appealing characteristics:

  • Naturally polled
  • Hardy & long lived
  • Easy calvers
  • Strong maternal instincts
  • Gentle temperament and quiet demeanour
  • Double coat allows adaptation to climate extremes and variations
  • Winter insulation with double coat rather than a layer of back fat means meat is lean and succulent

Further information about the breed can be found on the Australian Belted Galloway Association website.

The Belted Galloway breed has been registered on the rare breeds list but herd numbers are once again on the increase and it is not hard to see why. Belties are easy to love and certainly hard to resist!