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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A knack for farming

Peruvian dairyman carries on great-grandfather’s legacy



Jennifer Coyne,
Staff Writer

DairyStar.com

The Holstein and Brown Swiss milking herd is fed TMR under a canopied feed bunk six times every day. PHOTO SUBMITTED
The Holstein and Brown Swiss milking herd is fed TMR under a canopied feed bunk six times every day. PHOTO SUBMITTED
    LA JOYA DISTRICT, AREQUIPA, Peru – For many, dairy farming is a career that comes naturally – savoring in the responsibility of feeding a growing population and caring for the land.  
    The same could be said for Michael Prime, as milking cows has become a testament to the way of life his great-grandfather established long ago.
    After immigrating to Peru in 1924, Prime’s ancestors found their niche in the dairy industry. Today, Prime and his parents, Charles Julian and Rosario “Charo”, milk 210 cows near La Joya District, Arequipa, Peru.
    “My great-grandfather arrived in Peru, looking for land to breed sheep and milk cows,” Prime said. “He found a farm in Puno and started the business. In that same year, he started using Brown Swiss and Holstein bulls instead of the country’s native cattle.”
    Prime oversees all farming operations and is responsible for the herd’s reproduction, while his father manages the farm’s employees and purchasing of veterinary supplies and feed. Prime’s mother is also involved on the dairy – tending to the finances.


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