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The Belted Galloway is a rare beef breed of cattle originating from Galloway in South West Scotland, adapted to living on the poor upland pastures and windswept moorlands of the region. The exact origin of the breed is unclear although it is often surmised that the white belt that distinguishes these cattle from the native black Galloway cattle may be as a result of cross breeding with Dutch Lakenvelder belted cattle.
Belted Galloways are primarily raised for their quality marbled beef, although they are sometimes milked and purchased to adorn pastures due to their striking appearance. In the US these cows are often informally known as “police car cows,”“panda cows” or “Oreo cows” after the Oreo biscuit.
(Source Wikipedia )
These were seen at High Ickenthwaite Farm in the Rusland Valley,English Lake District
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Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 3 years ago

    Oh what wonderful cattle they are Jamie love the texture of their fur. Lovely image.

  • Thanks Karen,they seem to be getting common hereabouts

    – Jamie Green

  • JustOneClick
    JustOneClickover 3 years ago

    great work jamie

  • Cheers Steve

    – Jamie Green

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 3 years ago

    Please put thesse lovelies in Even-toed Ungulates??

  • I thought I had,consider it done Kay.

    – Jamie Green

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Clive

    – Jamie Green

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Good capture Jamie …

  • Cheers Tom

    – Jamie Green

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillover 3 years ago

    Awwwwww!!!!!!! Oreo cows?!?!?! Love it!!!!!!!!!

    J

  • Hahahaha,I’d never heard the term before.

    – Jamie Green

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Moo!

  • Moo back at ya

    – Jamie Green

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Great shot, just look how they are all looking at you.

  • Cos i’m so good looking.

    – Jamie Green

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago

    A beautiful scene Jamie – such lovely looking beasties !

  • They are different,aren’t they?

    – Jamie Green

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    The first time I can remember seeing these were at tarn Hows..nice shot mate..

  • Yes mate,and they are still there.Cheers

    – Jamie Green

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