• The Brown Swiss you see grazing across the United States countryside descend from initial importations of 25 bulls and 140 females from Switzerland.

Fun Facts about Brown Swiss

  • Brown Swiss cattle can be grey, dark brown, tan or even almost white in color.
  • Their hooves, muzzle and switch are usually black.
  • ​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.
  • 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.
  • They are often noted for their big floppy ears and docile temperament.
  • 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.