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  1. #1
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    Default Mother nature rules

    To:Smoothy and Barry
    Appreciate your welcome and fellowship.

    We're retired; and starting a very different lifestyle on a small farm, in our old age.

    Raising a few old world Galoway cattle, a few chickens, and a garden to raise our own vegetables. We are doing all this trying to mimick the old ways, while having a lot of fun.
    Been gardening for 35 years and have never used any pesticides. Whatever fails because of disease or insects........fails. Next year we'll try something different.

    So simply stated that's our intended direction in our attempt at beekeeping.
    We are primarily interested in improved polination around our property.
    If we get a little honey once in a while....that's a bonus.

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Welcome to the site!

    I'm in no way familiar with cattle, can you explain to me what old world Galoway cattle is?

    There are several people on this site that also keep chickens. I'm sure you can have a give and take exchange of information on bees and chickens here.

    Glad you could make it.

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    I can't read it, but the pictures look nice, and I think I get the idea. Very cool.

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Welcome to beesource Galoway.

    If I may ask, what did you retire from? Have you always lived in the NE?

    SpclK,
    If you have ever seen black cattle w/ a white band around their belly, those were Belted Galoways. Primarily a beef breed, but I think they may be considered a multipurpose breed. Beef/milk type. Though I know no one who milks them.

    Is that about right, Galoway?
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Specialkayme View Post
    I can't read it, but the pictures look nice, and I think I get the idea. Very cool.
    Wikipedia - Galloway Cattle

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    I always thought all "black and white" cows were Jersey cows. Learn a little bit more each day.

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Welcome!
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    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Specialkayme View Post
    I always thought all "black and white" cows were Jersey cows. Learn a little bit more each day.
    Now yer just bein' funny Kaye. Those are the Holstiens. Jersys are light brown or cream color.
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Well crud.

    I used to live in Jersey and everyone told me the black and white ones were Jersey Proud Cows.

    Feeling rather foolish right now . . . .

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Not to pirate Galoway's Thread, but Jerseys and Guernseys are originally from islands off of the British Isels (Great Britain). Holstien Fresians are from Fresia, I think.

    Can't imagine a cow being proud, let alone proud of being from New Jersey. poke.
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Zing. Nice sqkcrk

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Belted Galloways/Galoways are actually a cross between Dutch belted (a milking breed) and fullblood galloways.

    As usual there are many controversies between fullblood breeders and belted breeders.
    However there they both have their individual associations and registration herd lists.

    We have fullblood Galloways which are beef cattle, as are the belties.
    Check out the American Galloway Association for more information.
    Or the American Belted Galloway Association.

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    Default Re: Mother nature rules

    Aren't those cows, Dalmatian Cows?

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