The Brown Swiss breed finds its origin in the North Eastern Alp region of Switzerland. The breed has become widespread throughout the world, and the world's total population is estimated at 7 million animals.
Large populations are found in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. But Brown Swiss cows are also milked in France, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America and North Africa. This outlines very well one of the strong qualities of the breed: the ability to perfectly adapt to extreme conditions, such as heat and cold. Throughout the world, the Brown Swiss breed is known for its strength, good legs and claws. This forms the basis for sustainability and global interest. The animal is capable to produce high protein milk very persistently with a sharp fat to protein ratio.
Performance: lactation, based on 305 days with a fat content of 4.19% and 3.55% protein:
Average milk production 6554 kg / lactation about 305 days. They are known for late maturity and thus have a strong increase in production over several lactations.
Age: 18 to 30 months on the day of delivery.
Weight: Adult cow between 650 and 700 kg, with a height of 135 to 140 cm. A bull can be between 145 and 155 cm tall with a weight of 1050 to 1125 kg.
Breed: All animals are registered in the official herd book, accompanied by a certificate from the herd, showing at least the last 3 generations.