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.

THE BROWN SWISS CATTLE BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION OF THE USA

800 Pleasant Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-5456
Ph: 608-365-4474    •    Fax: 608-365-5577    •    E-mail: info@brownswissusa.com

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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Kalenske crowned National Cattle Congress Princess


Jordan Kalenske poses with one of her Brown Swiss heifers on her family’s 50-cow dairy farm near Fairbank, Iowa. Kalenske was recently crowned one of the National Cattle Congress Princesses in June.PHOTO SUBMITTED
Jordan Kalenske poses with one of her Brown Swiss heifers on her family’s 50-cow dairy farm near Fairbank, Iowa. Kalenske was recently crowned one of the National Cattle Congress Princesses in June.
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by Missy Mussman, DairyStar.com

FAIRBANK, Iowa - While Tracy Kalenske was looking for the National Cattle Congress (NCC) dairy show dates for her children, she stumbled upon the rules for the NCC Queen contest instead, for which her daughter, Jordan was eligible.  "She was the one that told me about it," Jordan said.

Although Jordan was hoping to show during this year's NCC in Waterloo, Iowa, she will be there in another capacity as one of the 2015 National Cattle Congress Princesses. Jordan, who was crowned in June, is the 16-year-old daughter of Tom and Tracy Kalenske. They milk 50 Brown Swiss cows on their farm in Black Hawk County near Fairbank, Iowa.

"I was very excited," Jordan said of her crowning moment. "I wasn't expecting it at all."

Her parents were equally excited for Jordan.  "I was proud of her," Tom said. "She likes to do stuff with youth and get them involved in things. I knew she was going to have fun doing this."

Being able to work with people was one of the reasons Jordan decided to run for NCC Queen and Princess.  "I thought it would be a great way to meet different people and be a part of the community," she said.

As a NCC Princess, Jordan will assist the queen and the other princess during the 105th NCC fair, which will run from Sept. 17-20 in Waterloo, Iowa.  "I get to share the fun things to do at the fair with people," Jordan said of her role as a spokesperson for the NCC Fair. "I'm also going to hand out ribbons during the dairy shows."

 

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