Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle — Belted Galloways


Horse and Cattle Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum


Belted Galloways — often called “Belties” — are so named for the white band around their middles. Because the rest of their coat is black, they are sometimes also called “Oreo cookie cows.” The black part of their coat can look brownish in summer. The width and regularity of the white band often varies but usually covers most of the body. It may also include the fore part of the udder. Belties are larger, milk-heavier, and faster-growing than their parental breed, the Galloway.

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