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In an unprecedented move due to the current standings with COVID-19, the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association held the Annual Meeting on July 1-2, 2020 at the National office in Beloit, WI. The meeting was held with only Board Members and office staff in attendance. On a normal year, the Youth Scholarships would have been announced and presented during the annual meeting. The Board of Directors for the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association is proud to announce the following scholarship winners:

Brown Swiss Association Scholarship:

Awna Hirsch, CO

Taylor Paye, WI

Progressive Sires Scholarship:

Kaylen Miller, IL

Lynn & Peter Vail Scholarship:

Hannah Albert, IL

Howard Voegeli Memorial Scholarship:

Kelsey Erf, MN

Joe Miller Memorial Scholarship:

Bailey Groves, MO

Minutes of the 2020 Annual Meeting along with the annual report for 2019 can be found on the website,

The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association was established in 1880, registers 9,000 animals per year and serves about 1,800 combined adult and junior members. All cattle in the registry descend from the initial importations of 25 bulls and 140 females from Switzerland, where the breed was developed around 4000 B.C. The world population of Brown Swiss is reported to be about 4 million, which ranks in the top two in world-wide population of dairy cattle. For more information about the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association, visit