Swiss cows are the one of the dairy cattle type and are the second largest milk yielding cow in the world. The milk of the Swiss cow contains 4% of butterfat and 3.5% of protein. Hence their milk gives tremendous cheese.
Swiss cows are large and fleshy. They have large furry ears. They are seemed to be slow maturing. They can be found in colors ranging from gray to light/dark brown. These are the oldest breed cows and are used for three different purposes like dairy, beef and for labor. The Swiss cows are noted for their extremely tamed character.
The first Swiss cow originated on the slopes of Alps in Swiss and was brought up in the harsh climatic condition. Hence they are capable of withstanding heat, cold and other climatic changes. The Swiss cows are a resilient cattle breed and they require only little care and attention. They can exist on little feed.