# CROSSBREEDING Holstein x Brown Swiss

N°1 in milk content

Crossbreeding has become very popular especially to strengthen the functional traits of animals in herds with high milk yield. The strength of the Brown Swiss breed places it at the top for the use in crossbreeding with Holstein.


The high heterosis effect offer in the 1st generation the following positive effects demonstrated in researches in Germany and US:


  • Stable milk production

  • Higher protein content

  • Lower SCC

  • Better fertility   

  • Better longevity


By continuing absorption, three generations of brown bulls are needed to get a very close type of pure Brown Swiss.

Result of Halle University – Germany

European Brown Swiss Federation 

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75595 Paris Cedex 12 - France

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