for the promotion of Braunvieh
Together with the Brown Swiss cattle breeders and the contracted AI stations Swissgenetics and Select Star, Braunvieh Schweiz is carrying out the breeding program to promote the Brown Swiss cattle breed. Large-scale typing of females is intended to improve the accuracy of genomic breeding values. The collection of health data is the basis for the calculation of breeding values for health traits.
At the same time, the traditional milk and conformation performance tests are also to be strengthened. The breeding program is supported by breeders in the herd book levels Bruna Data and Bruna Classic. Bruna Classic farms subject all first milking cows to linear description and classification. Bruna Data farms additionally record health data for all animals. They typify all female rearing animals and thus form the reference population for genomic selection genomic selection.