There has been a 60% increase in Belted Galloways in Ireland since 2014, according to Ronan Delany of the Irish Belted Galloway Club. Between 2014 and 2016 pedigree stock of the breed was up 40%, he said. “This has increased 10% each year since then, a 60% increase since 2014.”

He also said that there are now 1,700 Belted Galloways in Ireland from 100% purebred Galloway stock.