Were developed in the 16 - 1700's in the Galloway district from Galloway cattle and an unidentified belted animal thought to have been the Dutch Lakenvelder.
The Dun and Belted Galloway Association was formed in Scotland in 1921, but in 1951 the name of the organization was changed to the Belted Galloway Society and dun cattle were no longer registered.
The Belted Galloway has a distinctive white belt while the rest of the animal can be black, red or dun, including silver.
They are primarily raised for their quality marbled beef, although they are sometimes milked and purchased to adorn pastures due to their striking appearance.
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