Brown Swiss are known for
dairy strength

Originating in the Swiss Alps, Brown Swiss adapt well to high altitudes and hot or cold climates, while producing large volumes of milk, ideal for cheese-making. Their unique ability to yield high components with an ideal fat-to-protein ratio sets them apart from other dairy breeds. 

Correct feet and legs, well-attached udders and dairy strength contribute to their exceptional productive life, allowing them to thrive in any modern dairy set-up. Style, balance and fancy frames also make Brown Swiss easy winners at county, state, national and international shows.


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The Brown Swiss Association was established in 1880, registers about 10,000 animals per year and serves about 1800 combined adult and junior members. It is governed by a 10-person board of directors elected by and from the membership.

BSCBA Mission Statement... To promote and expand the Brown Swiss breed with programs that assist the membership and industry to compete favorably in the market place now and in the future.

Today’s U.S. breeders have built upon the breed’s rich heritage to develop a worldwide demand for their cattle in both the show ring and commercial dairy herd. 

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History & Technology Combine to Build the Future

by Cheri Oechsle, Purebred Publishing

L-R: Tyler & Carson, Blair's Sons; Blair; Ben, Brian's son; Marlene; and Brian Lammers.

La Rainbow Farms is located in the heart of a competitive dairy area in western Ohio. It is where two brothers are working together on a farm steeped in history pursuing a passion with the dairy cow. Brian and Blair Lammers are the fourth generation of dairy farmers, with children following closely in their footsteps.

Their story begins on a small farm in New Knoxville, Ohio. Brian posted on his Facebook page at the New Year: “We begin our 98th year with the Big Brown Cow. Fred Lammers started with a Brown Swiss bull and a few cows in 1918. Many area farmers liked Fred’s bulls and had him bring one of his bulls to their farm to breed their cows and heifers in the 20s and 30s. Fred’s son, Silas, began showing his Brown Swiss at the county fair in the 20s and the Ohio State Fair in 1939. In the 50s he traveled by railroad box car with the La Rainbow show string to Waterloo, Iowa, and San Francisco, California. Fred’s grandson, Dennis, worked with the Lee’s Hill show string in the late 50s for two seasons. Dennis was best known for breeding the Butterfly cow family.”

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