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The average annual milk production for U.S. Brown Swiss cows is well-documented by NDHIA through milk recording.
Four genetic abnormalities have been observed in Brown Swiss: Weaver, Spiderleg, Spinal Dysmyelination and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The breed also has one lethal haplotype, BH2. Genetic conditions are noted on registration papers and pedigrees to assist breeders in mating decisions.
The Brown Swiss Association encourages breeders to test their cattle to help identify future genetic improvers of the breed.
U.S. Brown Swiss animals are ranked on Progressive Performance Ranking (PPR). The current formula includes weights for: