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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Breeder Profile

Feed, cow care essential for Hauschildts

Figure 1  Hayden and Jim Hauschildt’s 135-cow herd of Holsteins and Brown Swiss had an average of 22,328 pounds of milk with 4.3 percent fat and 3.1 percent protein. The Hauschildts dairy near Ellsworth, Wis.

Tell us about your farm. This is a fifth-generation farm that started in 1907. Jim’s great grandfather was a charter member of Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery and the farm has been selling milk there since it began. Jim is currently on the board of directors. Jim and Diane have been married 32 years and have been farming the whole time. Hayden joined the farm five years ago after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We have 345 tillable acres. We enjoy showing cows from our herd. All the Brown Swiss are registered, while the Holsteins are mostly registered.

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