SWISS. BROWN. BREEDING. Nix nature, all culture.

Special exhibition
Braun. Vieh. Zucht. Nix Natur, alles Kultur.
What colors are the cows in the pastures? Brown? Black? Spotted? What we encounter on the pasture today is the result of thousands of years of cattle rearing and livestock breeding. Starting from the primeval cattle to today's high-performance cow.

Although it has long since become the unofficial Swiss national animal, the cow is no longer undisputed today: Is it important for human nutrition? Is it a climate killer, an overbred milk machine, or is it even the epitome of nature? Whatever the verdict - the cow is here to stay.

The exhibition shows how it has become what it is today. The cultural technique of breeding led to the development of the various Swiss cattle breeds, such as the brown cattle. The introduction of artificial insemination has made rapid increases in performance possible - but it has also diminished the breeding importance of the traditional Zug bull market. Is it now mainly a folk festival?

Today, breeding is done with a view to the innermost part of the cow, the genes. Will it be allowed to change them in the future? And does cattle breeding have a future at all? In addition to such social questions, the focus is also on the cow itself: How much does it drink? What does she eat? How much milk does she give? And what relationship do farmers have with their cows?

"Brown. Cattle. Breeding." is aimed at people interested in animals, cow lovers, cattle skeptics, breeders and especially families who want to immerse themselves in the world of cows and bulls.

Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

Event dates

Weekly on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am - 5:00pm until Sun, Jan 29 2023

Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 2:00 - 5:00pm until Sun, Jan 29 2023



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