The Brown Swiss was developed on the mountain
slopes of Switzerland. They were grazed from the foot of the mountains
in spring to the highest slopes during the summer. Such terrain
produced hardy animals with excellent grazing ability. The Brown Swiss
color varies from silvery gray to brown. The breed is noted for
being very docile with a slight tendency to be stubborn at times.
Brown Swiss were developed for cheese production and meat, and they
produce large volumes of milk with a relatively high percentage of
milkfat and solids.