Federation

Braunvieh Schweiz was established as a co-operative on 7 February 1897 in Zurich. It is an organization that represents the interests of the Brown Cattle breeders. It determines the breeding aim and breeding programs for the Brown Cattle, keeps the herdbook and carries out the corresponding performance tests with breeding value estimations.

Braunvieh Schweiz is the service center for Brown Cattle breeders, organizations and livestock owners providing support for breeding and management and offering modern, first-rate and inexpensive products with a high benefit. Braunvieh Schweiz also encourages the development and the expansion of Brown Cattle as a profitable and efficient breed. With its activities it makes a contribution to an economic and long lasting livestock husbandry in Switzerland.

Objectives:

  • To promote the Swiss Brown Cattle Breed
  • To be the market leader in Switzerland in its core tasks, i.e.  performance tests, herdbook management and breeding value estimation
  • To offer innovative products and services that belong to the best within our  business line
  • To become the Center of Brown Cattle Breeding worldwide

Field of Activity:

  • Herdbook  management  
  • Performance tests
  • Breeding value estimation
  • Morphological evaluation
  • Determination of the breeding aim, breeding strategy and breeding program
  • Encouragement of cattle sales and marketing
  • Management support to farms
  • Public relations   

International Commitments:

  • Member of the World Brown Cattle Breeders’ Association
  • Member of the European Brown Cattle Breeders’ Association  
  • Organization of the World Conference of Brown Swiss Breeders in 1986, 1997 and 2012
  • Organization of the European Conference of Brown Swiss Breeders in  2002
  • Harmonization of the linear type description at European level  
  • Harmonization of the genetic defect declaration at European level

International successes:

  • Europameisterschaft BRUNA 2012, Olma Messen, St. Gallen, (European champion cow and Nations Cup)
  • Eurobrune Clermont-Ferrand 2011 (European champion heifer and Nations Cup)
  • Fieragricola Verona 2010 (European champion cow and Nations Cup)
  • Eurobrune Clermont-Ferrand 2009 (European champion heifer and Nations Cup)
  • Europaschau in Rotholz 2008 (European champion cow and Nations Cup)
  • SIA Eurobrune Paris 2007 (European champion heifer and Nations Cup)
  • Fieragricola Verona 2006 (European champion cow and Nations Cup)
  • Fieragricola Verona 2005 (Nations Cup cows)
  • SIA Eurobrune Paris 2005 (Nations Cup heifers)
  • Fieragricola Verona 2004 (European champion cow, heifer and Nations Cup)
  • SIA Eurobrune Paris 2003 (European champion heifer and Nations Cup)
  • SIA Eurobrune Paris 2002 (European champion heifer and Nations Cup)
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