Brown Swiss International – the third edition already!
In 2018, the magazine Brown Swiss International (BSI) was published for the 4th time. In the focus are genomics and strong cow families that are to be found in the barns of passionate Braunvieh and Brown Swiss breeders. In Germany, the Barnsteiner family’s herd realizes an average production of almost 11,000kg at over 4% protein. Hendel Farms in the US looks back on nearly 100 years of Brown Swiss breeding. At Maso Stivo in Italy, the national champion was bred, and in Austria, the herd of Herbert Waldauer averaged 10,000kg of milk at 3.65% protein over the past 20 years. Roman Auer from Switzerland demonstrates how breeding for production, longevity and conformation works in his herd. High-fertility sires are in great demand. BSI shows how fertility matters in the breeding programs and which sires and bloodlines do improve fertility.
Oliver Bulot, sire analyst in France, explains in an interview what the French breeding industry emphasizes and how they manage to extend the population. Norman Magnussen, Executive Secretary of the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association in the US, reports on his many years of experience and explains what chances he sees for the Brown Swiss breed in the future.
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Brown Swiss is a milky fitness breed and is eminently suitable for crossbreeding. Brown Swiss cows produce protein-rich milk that lends itself extremely well to cheese making. They are long-lasting, have healthy hoofs, display good heat tolerance and have a pleasant temperament.
Brown Swiss International (BSI) is published in English, French, German, Italian and Dutch and is jointly produced by Rinderzucht Braunvieh and Holstein International. The magazine has 40 pages and was distributed to 25,000 farms in 59 countries.
Would you like to order a copy of BSI or contact us? We look forward to hearing from you! With kind regards, the editorial staff of Brown Swiss International.