Well, I haven't found anyone within half a day's drive of me that has a handmilked Brown Swiss for sale, Rats. Through the county extension, I got the names of some commercial dairies in this region (west central Missouri) that have Swiss. One of them said they may have a couple of Swiss to get rid of (no known breeding problems and fairly gentle) to make room for a few heifers. What are your thoughts on going this route? What kind of setup do you think I will need to hold her still at first? (squeeze chute, head gate, halter and post, etc.) I know it depends on the animal. Let's say this is one that won't let you just walk up to her, but isn't particularly scared of you either. I've read some of you have brought your cow home from a dairy. Tell me how your first couple of weeks went. Thanks for the help. Erica.