New England Brown Swiss Association
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 for New England Brown Swiss Breeders.
Convention Hotel: Hampton Inn, Hadley, MA Convention Rates of $109/night are available until May 30, 2020
Additional rooms are available at Rodeway Inn (1.5 miles from the convention center)
Rates are $79/night if booked by May 30, 2020
Call: (413) 584-9816
See you in New England!
The National Brown Swiss Convention
June 30 - July 3 2020
2020 CLEAR VISION
for Brown Swiss
Sale Managed by Modern Associates.
Three-County Fairgrounds, Northampton, MA
Contact Co-Chair Person, Kristie Kelly for more info
Convention Schedule of Events:
Tue, 6/30 : Youth Contests, Open House at Allard Farms, Golf Outing, Convention Kick-off Dinner & River Cruise
Wed, 7/1: Coach Buses to Arethusa Farm & Elite Dairy II, Non-Farm Tour to Yankee Candle & Shopping! Junior Award Banquet & Fun Auction
Thur, 7/2: Historical Presentation Breakfast, Annual Board Meeting, Cattle Preview, New England BBQ
Fri, 7/3: Brown Swiss Cattle Sale managed by Modern Associates
* full schedules are available - click the PDF links!
Hoodies and T-Shirts for SALE!
Call/Text/Email/Message Kristie Kelly for orders
Hoodies: $30 T-Shirts: $17
+ $3 for XXLarge Price does not include shipping.
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New England Brown Swiss
Annual Meeting & Convention Planning Meeting: May 2 @ 10:30 Greenfield Farmers Coop, Greenfield, MA
Brown Swiss cattle can be grey, dark brown, tan or even almost white in color. Their hooves, muzzle and switch are usually black. They are often noted for their big floppy ears and docile temperament.
Perhaps the oldest of all dairy breeds, Brown Swiss originated in the valleys and mountain slopes of Switzerland around 4000 B.C., according to some historians.
Today, the beautiful Brown Cattle can still be found across the globe, including in the United States, where the largest concentration is in Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio. The world population of Brown Swiss is reported to be about 7 million, which ranks either first or second in world-wide population of dairy cattle. The Brown Swiss you see grazing across the United States countryside descend from initial importations of 25 bulls and 140 females from Switzerland.