Brown Swiss cattle


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Brown Swiss cattle,

one of the oldest breeds of cattle, originating in Switzerland where the cows were used as triple-purpose animals (dairy, beef, and draft). They are large, fleshy, and slow-maturing, with body color ranging from gray or light brown to dark brown. Introduced in the United States in 1869, they were once important as a dairy breed.
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The relation between genetic polymorphism markers and milk yield in Brown Swiss cattle imported to Slovakia.
Harrison and Hetherington auctioneer Glyn Lucas said: "The Lochheads are of the country's top Brown Swiss breeders and the herd is home to some of the finest Brown Swiss cattle and genetics in the country.
Descriptive statistics of monthly TD milk yield records on Brown Swiss cattle are depicted as mean +- SE in Table I.
Ultrastructural alterations of motor cortex synaptic junctions in Brown Swiss cattle with weaver syndrome.
Brown Swiss cattle tend to be easy-going and easy to handle, and produce milk with high butterfat content.
Recent special sales have included 72 pedigree Holstein youngstock from the Asterways herd of Messrs Francis at Pembroke, the dispersal of 220 head of Holstein Friesians for Messrs Evans of Fishguard, 105 Goldfoot Holsteins for Teify Evans of Newcastle Emlyn and 60 prize-winning Brown Swiss cattle for Clive Davies of Narberth.
A genome-wide association study using international breeding-evaluation data identifies major loci affecting production traits and stature in the Brown Swiss cattle breed.
Genomic evaluations for the British Friesians are due to be released this year, with breeders of Brown Swiss cattle collaborating in an international genomics project.
The numbers in the dairy section have been boosted this year by the entry of 17 Brown Swiss cattle which will be appearing at the Royal Welsh for the first time.
Heritabilities and genetic correlations of body condition score and calving interval with yield, somatic cell score, and linear type traits in Brown Swiss cattle.