The Foundation

The Belted Galloway Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation created to engage in educational and scientific activities dedicated to the improvement of Belted Galloway cattle breed production and marketing practices, and encouraging youth involvement in beef production.

The seven-member Foundation Board of Directors consists of the four most recent past presidents of the Belted Galloway Society plus the current chairs of the Society’s Long-Range Planning, Chatfield Scholarship Fund and Fundraising Committees.

The Foundation is a separate, autonomous corporation that is entirely supported by fundraising. Those who donate money or articles of value to support the Foundation and its programs enjoy the same tax benefits afforded those persons who donate to any charitable organization.

The Foundation currently maintains three separate funds: General Fund, Beltie Youth Group Fund, and the Chatfield Scholarship Fund. Donors to the Foundation can stipulate which fund they would like their donation to benefit. Those who wish to obtain funding for a particular educational or scientific project may contact the Foundation Secretary to request an application.

The first recorded importation of Belted Galloway stock to North America occurred in 1939, when a dozen bred heifers and a bull were transported to a Mrs. McLean at East Kortright, New York. About ten years later Harry A. Prock’s Hapwood Farm in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania began importing purebred stock. Mr. Prock founded the American Belted Galloway Breeders Association July 1, 1951 along with H. Gordon Green of Quebec, Canada and Charles C. Wells of East Lansing, Michigan. Belted Galloways were exhibited by Mr. Prock at the Ohio State Fair in 1952.

EDUCATION

Belted Galloway Breeders Manual

In order to provide Belted Galloway breeders with pertinent information regarding the care and breeding of their cattle, the Foundation publishes the Belted Galloway Breeders Manual. This publication is provided free of charge to all Belted Galloway breeders, and is intended to be a useful resource for all those who are interested in beef production and, specifically, the Belted Galloway breed.

A.H. Chatfield, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established shortly after the Aldermere Farm founder’s death in 1999. The purpose was to establish an annual scholarship in his memory available to a member of the Belted Galloway Junior Association or to any other deserving student interested in pursuing a career related to beef production. Students interested in applying for the A.H. Chatfield, Jr. scholarship award may request a form from the Society’s office.

Belted Galloway Junior Association

Supported by the members of the Belted Galloway Society through generous contributions to the Foundation and other fundraisers, the Belted Galloway Junior Association is involved with youngsters from every region of the country. The primary purposes of the BGJA are to encourage youth involvement in the care and breeding of Belted Galloway cattle, and to provide educational and logistical services to support their activities. The BGJA maintains a website which provides a central source for current information regarding BYG activities.

SCIENCE

Rose Herd Project

The first donation to the Belted Galloway Foundation was the Rose Herd. Bob Rose of Waitsfield, Vermont made the generous donation of his large herd of fine quality Belted Galloways expressly so the animals could be used for studies intended to benefit the breed. First trials were conducted on the Rose Herd in Iowa in 2003.

Belted Galloway Foundation, Inc. Board

Officers

Secretary & Treasurer

Victor Eggleston, D.V.M.,
HAV-A-BELT GALLOWAYS,
N8603 Zentner Road,
New Glarus, WI 53574.
608.527.4811
docvic@tds.net

President

Jon Bednarski
Sherwood Acres,
LLC Lagrange, KY
502.649.8706
pastpresident@www.beltie.org

Board Members

Bruce D. Anderson,
Anderson Hill Farm
802.438.2052
802.438.2898 fax
suebru@sover.net

Karlyn Etheridge
Tek Cattle
Eau Claire, WI
715.835.4043
tekcattle@yahoo.com

Greg Hipple
Sutliff Belties
NE, Solon, IA
319.624.2812
vicepresident@www.beltie.org

Jane Hemmer
White Sufphur Farm
Gainesville, GA
770.532.2768
council3@www.beltie.org

Jane Jackson
B & J Cattle Co.
Greencastle, IN
765.720.2353
jacksonj2567@yahoo.com

P. Andre LeMaistre
Mitchell Ledge Farm
Freeport, ME
(207) 865-9695
andy@MitchellLedgeFarm.com