Overseas visitors view Galloways

The visitors with Galloway Cattle Society members
The visitors with Galloway Cattle Society members

The Galloway Cattle Society recently welcomed 23 overseas visitors to Dumfries and Galloways to see Galloway Cattle in their homeland.

The visitors, who all enthusiastic Galloway breeders in their own countries which included Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, visited three farms in the South West before heading east to Selkirk and Edinburgh, where they were visiting the Edinburgh Tattoo.

One of the farms visited was Troloss Farms on the border between Lanarkshire and Dumfriesshire, Troloss Farms covers 2122ha over three farms, Troloss, Fingland and Heathfield Farms. Troloss Farms runs 1100 breeding Blackface sheep and a herd of 38 Black Galloway Cows with plans to increase cow numbers to 60.

Farm Manager Joe Cockburn showed the visitors all the Galloways including four young bulls which will be sold at the Society Sale held at Castle Douglas in February.

Joe is also welcoming members and friends to a beef and sheep stock judging at Troloss Farm, Elvanfoot, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6TH on Sunday, September 6, at 2.00pm. This to raise funds to help forward the education and travel of the Society’s young members.

For more information please contact the Galloway Cattle Society 01556502753 or Joe Cockburn 07715370788.