As everyone knows, the bull comprises half the herd, so it is vitally important to choose a bull of good conformation bred from top quality stock. He should impart to his calves qualities such as conformation, hardiness, good temperament, milking ability, superior growth rate, regular breeding and longevity. These will not only maintain and improve the standards of the Belted Galloway breed, but will also complement and build on the qualities of the individual herd. Bulls in particular, can make all the difference to a herd and to the breed at large. For this reason the Society takes its role very seriously. Every bull must be inspected before it can be registered. Only registered bulls can be used to breed pedigree Belted Galloways.


A bull must be inspected by a member of the Bull Inspection Panel BEFORE it can be registered with the Society. Bulls should ideally be inspected after they have had a chance to mature a little and show their merits. A good time to inspect a young bull is normally around 12 months old since registration cannot take place until then. Breeders wishing to register bulls should contact the Secretary, who will arrange for an inspector to visit.  The fee for inspections is £50.00 plus V.A.T., irrespective of the number of bulls seen on the visit and irrespective of the outcome of the inspection.  It is recommended that the bull inspector should also check the mother of the bull to make sure that she too meets the breed guidelines.  A breeder may appeal against the decision of an inspector, in which case a second inspection will take place by two other inspectors, thus ensuring a majority decision.  The appellant will bear the cost of the second inspection, unless the appeal is upheld.  The decision following the appeal will be final.

After the bull passes inspection a sample of hair is taken from the tail for D.N.A. analysis.  This is done by plucking (not cutting) some hairs and placing them in the bag provided, which is then posted direct to the laboratory.  The D.N.A. results are kept on file in case of future need.  D.N.A. sampling kits are available from the Secretary at a charge of £25.00 plus V.A.T.


Belted Galloway semen is available from the bulls listed below. Buyers are requested to contact the vendors direct.

Belted Galloways

Sire: Ballamoar Hercules  
Dam: Mochrum Jadee
Mrs. Anne Bell. 
Tel: 01387 780206
Email: [email protected]
*Available for export*
– AM Free

Sire: Whitepool Wiseguy 
Dam: Whitepool Honey
Mrs. C. Fletcher.
Tel. 01768 353430 / 07711 415694
Email  [email protected]
– AM Free

Sire: Park Don Juan 
Dam: Park Anthea
Mr. & Mrs. J. Corrie 
Tel. 01557 820232
Email  [email protected]
*25% price reduction on Perseus straws*
– AM Free

Sire: Boreland James Bond 
Dam:  Mochrum Russet
Mr. C. Coaker 
Tel:  01364 631582
Email:  [email protected]
– AM Free

Sire:  Whitepool Warlord 
Dam:  Lullenden Abbie
Mr. T. Oliver 
Tel:  07885 203066
Email:  [email protected]
– AM Free

Sire:  Forthill Buster
Dam:  Southfield Wilhelmina
Mr. & Mrs. D. Galloway. 
Tel:  01769 580868
Email: [email protected]
– AM Free

Sire: Mosston Muir Paddy 
Dam: Maximus Tiny Lives
Max Welters
Tel: 07780 610157
Email: [email protected]
– AM Free

Sire: Coulmony Coll
Dam: Ballylough Deb
Dovea Genetics Ltd
Tel: +353 (0) 504 2175
Email: [email protected]
– AM Free