I'm looking to take the best advantages of the limited efforts (time) I have available at the present time. I remember my uncle Kenneth had about a half a dozen Brown Swiss cows that he would breed and milk. He bred to a beef bull except when he was looking to replace one. Put those calves in a feedlot and fed them out. According to my dad they seemed to have good gain rates and marbled out well. Being the little kid (12) at the time I don't remember to much about their temperment except that when I would go to their place to help put up hay, I would always ride one home when I went down the road to get them at milking time. I have found a gentleman that sometimes has bred heifers for sale. I am thinking about getting one from him. But he doesn't milk them. Just uses them to raise calves. Is anyone using this breed for a family cow.