# 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
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