Belted Galloway Cattle are a hardy breed that was developed during the 16th century in the former Galloway District of Scotland, a rugged and hilly seacoast region where hardiness was necessary for survival. They are recognized as the oldest polled (hornless) beef cattle in the world. They were first imported into the United States in 1939. The cattle can be black, dun or red with a white belt circling the body. Multiple hair layers insulate and protect the cattle in snow and heat. They are beef cattle and have a gentle, docile nature and are easily handled.
Mini Belties have all the characteristics and qualities of the larger Galloways, only offering it in a smaller package. They are non-selective grazers and are perfectly suited for smaller acreages.