A Small Breed With Great ClassOn our farm, we keep a herd of Galloway suckler cows with their calves and heifers. At times, the bull also lives with the herd.
Galloway cattle are among the world’s oldest robust breeds. These old grown beef cattle are native to the Southwest of Scotland. During the vegetation period, our cattle live exclusively on our pasture. In extreme weather conditions, they can be brought to our open stable. Their non-selective grazing behaviour contributes to a great biodiversity and to landscape conservation. During winter, the Galloways live in our deep litter open stable. Whenever possible, they are released to the pasture. In wintertime, they live on an exclusive diet of hay, straw, and grass mineral salt. We deliberately do without any pellet food or additives.
Species-appropriate and environmentally sound husbandry gives our cattle time to grow and develop the characteristic taste of their meat. The calves grow up with their mothers in the rate of growth specific to the breed. They are slaughtered at 18 – 24 months.
The reward for the animal’s slow growth is high quality Galloway Gourmet Beef – meat of highest quality with unrivaled taste. Fine muscle fibers and well-balanced marbling are characteristic for Galloway Gourmet Beef. Its high percentage in nutritionally valuable unsaturated fatty acids (linolenic acid) makes Galloway meat a healthy and nutritious foodstuff.