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ABGA Newsletter September 2020

Dear ABGA Members,
Hope this finds you all safe and well in your respective parts of the country.
Thinking of those still affected by the Covid restrictions.
Please ensure you keep in touch with each other and reach out if you need help.
Kind regards,
Kate

New Members
The Australian Belted Galloway Association would like to welcome the following new members to the association:
Craig Bolles - NSW
David & Christine Donald - NSW
Rachel Berlin - QLD
Vicki Gee - TAS
Cheryl Kearney - VIC
Brett & Jennifer Wilson - VIC
ABGA Member's Zoom Webinar
A reminder that the Member's Zoom Webinar will be held on Thursday the 24th of September.
Please register your attendance with the office by emailing beltedgalloway@abri.une.edu.au
Once you register, I will email you the link that you will need for the webinar.
Belted Galloway Stock For Sale
There is currently a great demand for commercial and registered Belted Galloway cattle.
A reminder to members that advertising cattle for sale on the ABGA website is a free service for all members. This connects you to a national audience.

Also, if you have a Facebook page, be sure to tag the ABGA page so we can share your information.
 
Exporting Miniature Belted Galloways

I've been contacted by Fraser Macfarlane in regards to exporting miniature Belted Galloways to Thailand.
Please see more information and his contact details below:

We have an enquiry from a long time importer of stud cattle in Thailand for some miniature Belted Galloways.
 
We would be looking for younger ones weaners / yearlings maybe up to 2 year old. He hasn’t given me a specific number yet of how many he would like as I havent yet given him an indication on how many we could supply and what they will cost. I would expect he would take  6 to 12  heifers and 1 or 2 bulls if we can find them.
 
We export as Flinders International and have been exporting stud cattle to Thailand for almost 20 years and we can categorically say we only export to breeders that have high standards in animal welfare and adequate experience and capability to look after their cattle well.
 
Thanks for your help.
Best regards,
Fraser Macfarlane
0408154239
 
Approval for farmers and agribusiness workers to move across the border

CLICK HERE to view the letter from the Queensland Health in regards to approval for farmers and agrbusiness workser to move across the Queensland border.
 
Belted Galloways spotted in the desert

These guys were spotted by Col the postman from Wanaaring whilst doing his mail run in February this year.  Unfortunately, he could not remember exactly where he saw them and they obviously belonged to a station as you can see by the eartag.
For those that don’t know, Wanaaring is a very small town in north western New South Wales.  Situated on the Paroo River, some 980 kilometres from Sydney, and 180 km west of Bourke.   The mail run is a 350km round trip twice a week exclusively on unsealed roads, so it covers quite a vast area of desert.
Over 15 years ago, we had heard of Belties being seen along the Strzelecki Track/Desert which is about 500 to 600 klms away from Wanaaring, but we could never find any further information.  Whilst thepicture might show only Belted Galloway crosses, it proves that the Belties were there and survived. They are definitely tough guys.
If anyone has further information on Belties in the desert, we would love to hear from you.
Joanne Kreher
SA Councillor
 
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