Our Brahman bull jumped the fence and serviced some of our Galloway cows. The resultant progeny we called a “Galloman”. The calves are born small with big Brahman floppy ears, with a smooth coat but have all the good traits of each breed – quite and easy to handle, yet fast growing. Within 6 months the calves were taller than their mothers. We have just sent our first Galloman steer to the butchers. He weighed 383 kg with an excellent fat percentage. Further reports to follow.
At the time we had the Galloman yearling butchered, we also had a Murray Grey yearling butchered. The Galloman meat was extremely tender – as good as the Murray Grey.
We have butchered Galloways as yearlings, and are now of the opinion the Galloway meat does not reach it’s maturity as meat until 18 months of age. With this in mind, we feel Gallomans could be a breeding options for those who want to move their cattle on quickly. You get all the traits of the Galloway, including the quiet temperament, but with a faster-growing offspring.