Commissions

Commission Technical Breeding Services

Tasks and objectives:
  • Development and implementation of common procedures for herd-book keeping, for milk and beef recording, for health recording as well as for conformation recording (linear description and classification) and treatment of questions concerning the application in the estimation of breeding values
  • Definition of guidelines for approval and checking of milk meters for the milk record-in by the breeding associations
  • Approval of new milk meters and control of the annual check of the meters in collar-oration with Agroscope (state research station) as well as approval of the inspection units
  • Standardisation of laboratory activity through the insertion of a reference laboratory and ring-tests
  • Checking of new lactation calculation methods
  • Promotion of data exchange between the breeding organisations and their partners. Coordination of data interface cattle Switzerland
  • Promotion of new technologies and services with a potential for animal breeding and herd management
  • Development of quality insurance systems for all procedures of herd-book keeping, performance recording and linear description
  • Coordination of data collection and exchange with Identitas AG / TVD (Swiss stock movement database)
  • Coordination of DNA typing and parentage check with the laboratories
  • Coordination of data transmission.
Milk meters ►
 
Members
Organisation Function Surname Name City
Holstein Switzerland Chairman Barras Eric Posieux
Braunvieh Schweiz Vice President Rust Martin Zug
Braunvieh Schweiz Member Schabana Cécile Zug
Suckler Cow Switzerland Member Strasser Svenja Brugg
Holstein Switzerland Member Neuenschwander Timothée Posieux
Swiss Breeding Association of Eringer Member Rotzer Christoph Sitten
swissherdbook Member von Allmen Martin Zollikofen
swissherdbook Member Berger Nicolas Zollikofen
Agroscope Guest VAKANT    
ASR Project employee Engel Sarah Zug

Marketing Commission

Tasks and objectives:
  • to coordinate, within the sector (cattle breeding, producers of genetics, cattle export), the efforts for basic communication / marketing and the efficient use of federal funds for sales promotion
  • to represent the political interests of the sector in relations with the competent au-thirties
  • to lobby for the market opening and dismantling of trade restrictions in other count-tries
  • to stand up for a high quality of their activities and of export of genetics (including quality insurance)
  • to engage itself in concerns which are important for the international competitive-ness of Swiss cattle breeding.  
 
Members
Organisation Function Surname Name City
Swiss Cooperative of Cattle Traders Chairman Bosshard Peter Chur
ASR Member Abt Hugo Rottenschwil
ASR Member Bach Ueli Turbach
ASR Member Geinoz Michel Posieux
Swissgenetics Member Feitknecht Thomas Zollikofen
Vianco AG Member Ziswiler Hans Brugg

Research Commission

Tasks and objectives:
  • to encourage new technologies and services with a potential for animal breeding
  • to establish the basic principles for the collection and processing of new traits ac-cording to the market demands
  • to aspire convergent development as well as high quality for the processes of the member organisations
  • to extend the basic principles for a formulation of the breeding aim adapted to our production systems
  • to develop basic principles for the genomic selection and combat economically important genetic defects of the main Swiss breeds
  • to enlarge services for herd management, e.g. optimal use of milk laboratory values for feeding
  • to encourage the zootechnical know-how through lobbying and allocation of research mandates.
 
Members
Organisation Fuction Surname Name City
Braunvieh Schweiz Chairman Casanova Lucas Zug
Braunvieh Schweiz Member Rust Martin Zug
Holstein Switzerland Member Geinoz Michel Posieux
Select Star Member Wichser Urs Chur
Suckler Cow Switzerland Member Vogt Urs Brugg
Swiss Breeding Association of Eringer Member Rotzer Christoph Sitten
Swissgenetics Member Wegmann Silvia Zollikofen
Swissgenetics Member Witschi Ulrich Zollikofen
swissherdbook Member Barenco Alex Zollikofen
swissherdbook Member Schelling Matthias Zollikofen
Agroscope Guest Besier Johanna Posieux
Holstein Switzerland Guest Neuenschwander Timothée Posieux
Linear SA Gast Oulevey Nathalie Posieux
Qualitas AG Guest Moll Jürg Zug
Qualitas AG Guest Schnyder Urs Zug
Select Star Guest Beerli Raimund Bichelsee
Suckler Cow Switzerland Guest Strasser Svenja Brugg
Suisselab Guest Beck Christian Zollikofen

Commission Exhibition Regulations

Members
Organisation Function Surname Name City
swissherdbook Chairman Gerber Markus Bellelay
Braunvieh Schweiz Member Abt Hugo Rottenschwil
Braunvieh Schweiz Member Hodel Stefan Zug
Holstein Switzerland Member Geinoz Michel Posieux
Holstein Switzerland Member Rüttimann Patrick Posieux
swissherdbook Member Gerber Thomas Dagmersellen


Supervisory Commission

Members
Organisation Function Surname Name City
swissherdbook Chairman Bach Ueli Turbach
Agrilogie Grange-Verney Member Rey Nathalie Moudon
Braunvieh Schweiz Member Abt Hugo Rottenschwil
Holstein Switzerland Member Cotting Claude Ependes
 

Recourse Commission

Members
Organisation Function Surname Name City
ASR Chairman Brandenburger Carl Landquart
ASR Member Roulin Dominique Arconciel
ASR Member Wolleb Ueli Gränichen
ASR Secretary Kammer Esther Zollikofen