Farming Magazine - April, 2014

SHOW PREVIEW

2014 National Belted Galloway Sale

April 24-27, Fryeburg, Maine

The 24th annual National Belted Galloway Sale is scheduled to be held April 24-27, 2014, at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Fryeburg, Maine, along with the Fryeburg Youth Show. The national sale will be broadcast live over the Internet by DVAuction (http://www.dvauction.com), allowing for online bidding in order to reach a wider audience.

A dinner will be held on Friday, April 25. The dinner will be followed by the results of the youth auction and other festivities.

The Fryeburg Youth Show will include clipping and fitting clinics, weighing of steers, showmanship, preview jackpot steer show, pancake breakfast, commercial heifer show, youth steer show, jackpot heifer show and youth heifer show.

Contact Scot Adams, the Belted Galloway breed representative, at 207-696-3812 or mnshadow@tdstelme.net.

Visit http://www.newenglandgallowaygroup.com and http://www.fryeburgyouthshow.com for more information.

Camping

Bring your camper or motor home and stay at the fairgrounds. Electricity and water hookups are available. Contact Christine Adams at 207-696-3812 or mnshadow@tdstelme.net for more information and reservations.

Livestock Transportation

Trucks will be available to haul your purchase to specific locations. Please contact for rates.

C.J. Furlong

717-989-8780

Robbie McClintock

207-450-7228

About the breed

Belted Galloways were imported to the U.S. and Canada from the 1920s through 1989. They are black, red or dun-colored with a white belt around the middle. These exceptional foragers thrive where other cattle might go hungry. Their double coat provides excellent protection in harsh weather. Docile and easy to handle, Belted Galloways adapt to all climates, grow out on normal rations of grass and are ready for slaughter at 18 months. Dams can produce healthy calves well into their late teens. Carcasses dress out at 55 to 65 percent of live weight. Beltie meat is fine-grained, but well-marbled.

New England Galloway Group

The New England Galloway Group (NEGG) was formed in 1995 to provide support and education for Belted Galloway and Galloway cattle breeders in the New England region. The NEGG is known primarily for its management of the annual National Belted Galloway Sale. The sale is the longest-running and most well-known Beltie sale in North America. The NEGG also sponsors a Heifer Project. Each year, a Belted Galloway heifer is placed with a deserving youth recipient in an effort to foster new interest in the Beltie breed. To learn more about the breed, visit the U.S. Belted Galloway Society's website at http://www.beltie.org.