Regional GroupsRegional groups of Belted Galloway breeders and others interested in the Belted Galloway breed were formed in support of the national Society. Each of the groups welcomes new members interested in the breed.
New England Galloway GroupHeidi Baker - President
70 Russell Avenue
Rockport, Maine 04856
Main Office 207-236-2739
Direct Line 207-236-6374
Formed in 1995, this regional group plans two or more informal meetings annually featuring educational clinics and potluck lunches. Their emphasis is on providing support and encouragement to youthful breeders and showmen, and they have instituted a Heifer Project to encourage youth interest in the breed. They are also responsible for the National Belted Galloway Sale held in April at Fryeburg, Maine.
Great Lakes Belted Galloway AssociationKathi Jurkowski – PR Director
5418 Yale Bridge Road,
Rockton, IL 61072
The GLBGA, formed in 1992, holds an annual field day, exhibits animals at many fairs and expositions in the Great Lakes region, and sponsors the Belted Galloway Show at World Beef Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in late September. The Belties Unlimited Show is held semi-annually in Iowa. A newsletter called Great Lakes Belted Galloway News is published quarterly.
Southwest Belted Galloway Association
Tommy Fey – President
PO Box 671
Stockdale TX 78160-0671
The Southwest Belted Galloway Association (SBGA) is made up of breeders and Beltie fans from all over the Southwest. The SBGA holds an annual meeting for members and serves to introduce the Belted Galloway to other ranchers and interested parties in that region.
Western Belted Galloway Association
Ted Bentley - President
16420 SE McGillivray
Vancouver, WA 98684
Westerners formed their regional group in early 1995. The group meets annually, usually in October, promotes the breed at various Western shows and exhibits, publishes a quarterly newsletter called The Belt-Line, and has pages on Internet. Beltie facts, a member directory, current events and membership forms are available on the regional website.