Brown Swiss

Brown Swiss

Meet the Brown Swiss cow! Many dairy historians consider the breed to be the oldest of all the types of milk cows, or dairy breeds.

Characteristics: The Brown Swiss cow has a gray-brown coloring. She is large in size, weighing about 1,500 pounds in maturity.

History: The Brown Swiss originated in Switzerland. Many dairy historians consider the breed to be the oldest of all the types of milk cows.

Fun Fact: Brown Swiss cows in Switzerland are taken to high mountain meadows during the summer. The cows wear large cow bells so farmers can find them in foggy mountain pastures.