cow image - Meet the Brown Swiss

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.

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