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. 


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New England Brown Swiss Association



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.

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New England Bell Ringer Information

All New England Youth Bell Ringer entries are due no later than November 15.


If you are a New England Brown Swiss Junior Member, to enter the New England Bell Ringer Contest, you must submit a professional 5 X 7 untouched color photo (electronic or hard copy) of their animal, along with the animal's show placings.

Please mail hard copies to: 

Sarah Belder

68 North Street

South Deerfield, Ma 01373

or submit electronically to : 

* Please note:  You may not enter the National Bell Ringer Contest directly; your state association (New England Brown Swiss Association), must submit our winning entries to the National Office.   

If you have any questions please call or text Sarah at 413-386-1002