Brown Swiss International – Our 5th Edition

Brown Swiss International (BSI) is celebrating its first jubilee: the international Brown Swiss Magazine appeared in July 2019 for the fifth time. Many thanks to our readers, to the Brown Swiss friends around the world and all the feedback which continues to motivate us.

‘Brown Swiss must get louder’ was the title of the lead article. The Brown Swiss organizations would like to be more aggressive in communications and PR work, as well as in breeding, with the genotyping of females being an especially high priority. BSI 2019 gives an overview of the current sires and breeding strategies on the leading genetic suppliers.

The cow family of Pronto Twilight characterises the farm of Tom Oberhaus/USA, and his prefix Cozy Nook in the USA is represented by many bulls around the world. Staying in the USA: exactly 150 years ago the first brown cows came to America from Switzerland. BSI spoke with Roger Neitzel of the Brown Swiss Historical Society about the history of Brown Swiss and about its future.

With Martin Schlecker we present one of the top-managed farms from southern Germany with its 235 Brown Swiss cows. Internationally known is Pedrini Top Ticino from Tessin in Switzerland, and he tells us about his most important cows and how his breeding goals have changed in the last ten years. We visit Silvano Turato, the new president of the Italian Brown Swiss Breeders, and he presents his interesting marketing concept for milk products from pure Brown Swiss milk.

Brown Swiss is also growing in Great Britain, as our report about the passionate breeders on the island shows. BSI shows why Brown Swiss is the ideal breed for beta casein A2A2 and kappa casein BB and looks ahead to the BS World Conference 2020 in Madison.

Of course, we don’t skip sire information, and a total of 14 Brown Swiss bulls are presented in BSI 2019.


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Brown Swiss is the milky fitness breed and a super breed for crossbreeding. Brown Swiss cows produce protein rich milk with top cheese making qualities, they are long-lasting with healthy hooves, are heat tolerant and have a gentle character.

Brown Swiss International (BSI) appears in English, French, German, Italian, and Dutch and is a production of cooperation between Rinderzucht Braunvieh and Holstein International. The magazine of 36 pages is delivered to 25,000 farms in 60 countries.

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