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NEWS:

01/14/2020 - The Wisconsin Brown Swiss Association's 2020 Event, Deadline & Show Calendar is now available.

 

01/14/2020 - The Wisconsin Brown Swiss Association is now accepting applications for the 2020 Youth Achievement Contest. Forms should be submitted to Heidi Heller, Junior Advisor by February 20, 2020. See Junior page for more information. 

12/29/2019 - Share-A-Heifer Form available - The Wisconsin Brown Swiss Association is now accepting applications for the 2020 Nelson McCammon Share-A-Heifer Program. Applications are due to Josh Hushon at josh2632@yahoo.com by February 7, 2020.

 

01/14/2020  -The Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association conference will be held February 21-22 in Wisconsin Dells at Chula Vista Resort. Registration is available on the organization's website. click here for more info.

Wisconsin Cattlemen's is also offering two scholarships, a Student Scholarship for high school seniors looking to further their education at any university, technical or community college in the United States or the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course Program. The second scholarship is the Young Producer Scholarship, which awards a $1,500 travel stipend to a young Wisconsin producer between the ages of 18 and 35 years old in order to attend the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas, in February of 2020.

Click here for applications and information. 

Upcoming Events & Deadlines:

See the Events page for a complete listing of deadlines & happenings
 

See Brown Swiss Sale Service for more information on upcoming Brown Swiss sales and sale reports.

 

Announcements:

STATE SHOW SPONSORS WANTED!

Contact Barb at 608-486-2297 or email BoValleySwiss@aol.com to sponsor a class or award. Cost is: Class sponsor $30 or Special Awards $50

 

WISCONSIN BROWN SWISS - The History

 

Wisconsin Brown Swiss was established in 1916!

 

Jane of Vernon who is deemed "Mother of the Brown Swiss Breed" hails from Canton III. The state's membership is comprised of seven cantons similar to those of Switzerland.

 

World Dairy Expo and the International Brown Swiss Show is hosted in Madison, Wis. Sunnyisle Colby Twilite, owned by Jeff Boldt of Whitewater, Wis., was named Grand Champion Brown Swiss at Expo in 2006.

 

The National Brown Swiss Office is located in Beloit, Wis.

Five National Brown Swiss Youth Ambassadors and two Youth Achievement Winners have come from Wisconsin.

 

The Wisconsin Junior Program is open to ages 9-21 and allows juniors to show at canton, state and national shows and enter the State Bell Ringer contest.

 

1994 - Nelson McCammon created the Share-A-Heifer program and in 2013, with his passing donated funds that were used to update the existing program.

 

The Brown Swiss Queen program is an opportunity for young women ages 15-21 to promote the breed at local, state and national shows. A new Brown Swiss queen is selected each year at the annual meeting.