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Criteria of Original Braunvieh Animals in Switzerland Now


The following information is excerpted from the May/June 1993 issue of the Schweizer Braunvieh magazine.

These performance figures are the minimum that must be attained to be eligible to receive the highest point evaluations as Beef Original Braunvieh animals in Switzerland.

Beef Performance - Weight Per Day of Age 

Animal and age in months Weight per day of age (g) Weight per day of age (lb)
Calves (under 12 months) 1300+ 2.86+
Bulls (12-24 months) 1000 - 1300 2.2 - 2.86
Heifers or Steers (12 - 24 months) 700 - 900 1.54 - 1.98

 

    Weight of Mature Animals

Animal type Weight in kg Weight in lbs
Bulls 1000 - 1300 2200 - 2870
Lactating Cows 600 - 750 1325 - 1650

Note: The predicted weight of an average mature animal is based on twice its yearling weight under normal feeding conditions.
     

  Height of Bulls Height of Cows 
Age (months)  Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches
10 119 46.9 107 42.2
12 122 48.0 110 43.2
14 125 49.2 113 44.3
16 128 50.4 115 45.4
18 132 52.0 119 46.8
20 135 53.1 122 47.8
24 141 55.5 127 50.0
36+ 150 59.1 135 53.1
 

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