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.
The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association (BSCBA) has made the decision to cancel the National Brown Swiss Convention scheduled to be hosted by The New England Brown Swiss Association (NEBSA) in Hadley, MA on June 30-July 3, 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic and current social distancing guidelines as outlined by the CDC.
More details can be found in the BSCBA press release below.
New England Brown Swiss to Host Convention in 2021
Dates: June 29 - July 2, 2021
Please stay tuned for more information!
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New England Brown Swiss
Annual Meeting & Convention Planning Meeting: Nov 21, 2020 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.