They are naturally polled hill cattle are eminently suited for converting rough grazing into lean meat. Their double coat of long hair, to shed the rain, and soft undercoat, for warmth, eliminates the need for expensive housing.
Belted Galloway meat is praised for its high quality, its excellent marbling, its low saturated fat content, and, of course, its taste. The Belted Galloway Society notes that regardless of whether Belties are grass- or grain-finished, the resulting beef is tender and flavorful.
In fact, the Linoleic fatty acid (Omega 6):omega 3 ratio of their beef is one of the most healthy at 3:1, making it comparable to fish or chicken in a healthy diet. Galloways ranked first in taste among other beef cattle breeds in USDA study!