Brown Swiss for Royal Welsh Show

10 June 2013

Brown Swiss cattle, like this one wearing a cowbell, will appear at the Royal Welsh Show in July for the first time.  A dairy breed, they originated in the snow-capped Alpine regions of Switzerland and are noted for their health, hardiness and high volume milk yields.  They are said to represent one of the largest cattle populations in the world and can be found in many countries.  They were exported first to America in the 1860s and have been in Britain for some 40 years.  A breed society was established here in 1973.