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What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ? (27)

Nov 20, 2020 7:31 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
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Nov 20, 2020 7:40 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
galrads: ..
Yodelling..dancing wave

Nov 20, 2020 8:15 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
Brown Swiss Cows and the mountain people who live their

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Nov 20, 2020 8:51 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
robplum: Brown Swiss Cows and the mountain people who live their
Is that the same as the American Brown Swiss cow and Good for dairy not beef?
Nov 20, 2020 11:12 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
yes and no
American breeders spent a lot of time line breeding (line breeding is the mating of animals that are closely related to each other) including Brown Swiss mainly to increase milk production.
Probably the proper name for the breed in Switzerland would be Braunvieh.
However Brown Swiss cattle DNA shows the breed originated in Afghanistan region.
Hundreds of years ago the breed was farmed in Austria, Germany and Switzerland other countries in Europe like Romania I think also farmed Brown Swiss. The breed was very hardy, dual purpose like-in the were used to plough the ground, produce milk for yogurt and cheese also finally eat.

In Switzerland the Monks in Monasteries recorded the amount of cheese produced by all the cows, the breed has naturally high level of protein in it, over many years ever higher levels of casein/whey because they were often bred to increase the amount of cheese produced from the milk.
I have owned Brown Swiss in Australia and New Zealand from my experience during my worldly travels particularly after I milked cows in the barn that posted in the collage file already in your thread, the image of BS cows in the snow below Peter and his Wife image.
The first two images below are considered to be Braunvieh and they are breed as beef cattle by a friend of mine (Andy Rainford) here in Australia. Those first two images have little or next to no American Line Breeding blood in their pedigree, there bloodlines go directly to the first Brown Swiss / Braunvieh shipped from Switzerland to America well Canada actually.
The next three images probably have lots of American fringing around in them, the first of the next three images of Brown Swiss is borrowed image of a cow that won the UK Royal Welsh Show in the UK.
The next two images are both cows in New Zealand quite a lot of inbreeding in there bloodlines to
Nov 20, 2020 11:14 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
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Nov 20, 2020 11:23 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
just one other comment they have a membrane that protects theirs eyes, they are very sure-footed, have big mouths and ears. The ones i had in NSW used to bellow laughably which was great to listen to as the sound vibrated echoed in the mountains
Nov 20, 2020 11:33 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
raphael119online today!
raphael119online today!raphael119washington d.c., District of Columbia USA16 Threads 4 Polls 8,088 Posts
Galrads and Conrad used to go out together wearing Lederhausen!
Nov 21, 2020 4:49 AM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
ChesneyChristonline now!
ChesneyChristonline now!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK8,174 Posts
National service and clocks. Rich and powerful for reasons I don't quite understand - it's a beautiful landlocked rock. Has Switzerland been where smart people run to down the centuries? Drained northern Italy of its brains perhaps?
Nov 21, 2020 4:53 AM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
raphael119: Galrads and Conrad used to go out together wearing Lederhausen!
What's the worst thing about living in Switzerland? ......you might run into Conrad.
Nov 21, 2020 7:55 AM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
Inthewoodsonline now!
Inthewoodsonline now!InthewoodsColorado Springs, Colorado USA7,298 Posts
Having easier access to my Swiss bank accounts? ... hmmm

... dancing

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Nov 21, 2020 10:39 AM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
`They're no part of the European Union. That's what the big plus in the flag means.
Nov 21, 2020 1:06 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
Taralyn
TaralynTaralynFunk Island, Newfoundland Canada4 Threads 1,226 Posts
galrads: ..
OMG!! Chocolate, of course!!
Nov 21, 2020 1:35 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
Bnaughty
BnaughtyBnaughtyMálaga, Andalusia Spain55 Threads 3 Polls 6,889 Posts
TheDino1: Yodelling..
My yodelling classes start in 10 minutes so if you'd all like to form an orderly, form an orderly, form an orderly queue
Nov 21, 2020 1:40 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
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Nov 21, 2020 1:48 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
Taralyn: OMG!! Chocolate, of course!!
Oh yes right . Must add i have had chocolate in Ukraine as I have in Switzerland and at a better cost
Nov 21, 2020 1:59 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
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laugh
Nov 21, 2020 2:12 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
galrads: ..
Being out of the EU...

And very green and clean country.thumbs up
Nov 21, 2020 2:42 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
U2kitti
U2kittiU2kittiHovedstaden, Zealand Denmark98 Posts
No risk of flooding
BUT avalanches
wave
Nov 21, 2020 3:07 PM CST What’s the best thing about living in Switzerland ?
stay safe U2kitti, if your traveling in the swiss Conrad bites !!laugh wave
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