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. 

   Upcoming Events   

WI Canton 1 Show
June 18, 2018

WI Canton 2 Show
June 27, 2018

National Brown Swiss Convention
Marriott Convention Center, Coralville, IA
June 27-30, 2018

Iowa National Sale
Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, Iowa City, IA
June 29, 2018

National Youth Heifer Show
Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, Iowa City, IA
June 30, 2018

Classification Apps Due
July 1, 2018
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Breeder Profile

Genetics garner family farm success

Kleingartner Dairy aims for Excellent classification in seven breeds

Maria Bichler, Staff Writer

The Kleingartner family - (front, from left) Sydney, Albin and Lane; (back) Sue and Ross - milk a 100-cow herd of Holstein, Red and White Holstein, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn and Guernsey on their dairy farm near Gackle, N.D. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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    GACKLE, N.D. – Years of diligent breeding decisions and exceptional management can result in an Excellent classified dairy cow. The Kleingartner family, of Gackle, N.D., has bred Excellent cows in three breeds with the goal of adding four more breeds to the list.
    “One of our goals is to not only own, but breed, meaning it has our prefix, Ros-Sue-Kle, at least one animal in each breed that is classified as Excellent,” Sue Kleingartner said.
    Sue and her husband, Ross, along with their children, Lane, 22, and Sydney, 16, own and operate a 100-cow dairy near Gackle, N.D., comprised of Holstein, Red and White Holstein, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn and Guernsey.
    Both Ross and Sue are third-generation dairy farmers. Sue was raised on Hogerville Dairy in New Salem, N.D., while the Kleingartners live on Ross’ family farm.

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