The Riggit Galloway Advantage

• Docile, easy calving, good mothering cows

• Dual coat breed, lives out year-round

• The chef ’s choice for beef eating quality and provenance

• Conservation grazers that thrive in all conditions on unimproved pasture and in hill country

• Riggit Galloways have authentic heritage with references back to the 17th century

• Strong interest in breeding stock

• Hide value

• Native breed with low maintenance costs


The ‘Riggit’ Galloway cattle are a well documented archaic strain of Galloway, easily identifiable by the white stripe, running down their spine. (The term ‘riggit’ is a Scottish vernacular reference to this stripe, and seems to be Scandanavian in origin ) The main body colour can be black, blue/black, red, brown or dun.  The white colouration may include a widening of the stripe to cover much of the back, particularly on the hind quarters, white under the keel of the animal, and white flashes amongst the solid colour. Other breed points would largely correspond with more common Galloway types, including their being naturally polled, of medium frame, with beef confirmation,  a thick ‘dual’ coat, and ability to thrive on poor pasture.

Riggit Galloway Beef

Naturally reared, delicious tender easy-eating beef.

Well marbled and fine textured with an old fashioned taste. This is beef as it should be.

For details of producers in your area see the website or contact the Secretary.

This is the secret supermarkets won’t sell you! 

“Tastes like beef used to taste”