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NEWS:

6/03/2022 - Check out the State Show newsletter for Entries and lodging info.

Entry form for State show click here. 

02/21/2022 - See the February 22 newsletter for Annual Meeting information. 

01/31/2022 - Junior Share-A-Heifer and Queen Forms are now available on the Junior Page

01/17/2022 - Current Board Officers and bylaws are listed on the 

Membership page. Updates to the officer team page coming soon. 

01/13/2022 - Check out Tammy Voegeli Breeder Profile; fulfilling the passion. 

01/13/2022 - Share-A-Heifer Form is now available on the Junior page. 

01/04/2022 - Annual Meeting will be March 4-5 at Cranberry Lodge in Tomah.

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:

The 53rd annual Wisconsin State Show will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Shawano County Fair-grounds in Shawano. The show will start at 8:30 am with the heifer classes followed by the cow classes at 12:30 pm. Showmanship will be on Friday, July 8 at 7 pm. Our judge for the show is Darin Hill, Cattaraugus, NY. Entry deadline is June 18, 2022. Remember that your state membership must be paid or accompany the entry form in order to participate in the state show. Canton IV is hosting the show. Scott Schugel will be the local contact at 952-836-6836 . For more information contact:
Barb Muenzenberger, Sec/Treas.Phone: 608-780-8760 or email: bovalleyswiss@aol.com

Camping is $25 per night and include it with your entry fees. Also the only hotel in the area with any rooms is the Menomonie casino and resort 7 miles away from the fairgrounds 800-343-7778.

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.