2017 Hereford Champion of the World - Moeskær Compass 1487                        2017 Hereford Miss World - BNC GlenLees 429 Nellie 71D



Population: 8 000 000
Cattle Population: 1 591 233
Capital City: Bern
Official Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh

Hereford Breeders: 32
Registered Hereford Cattle: 831

Swiss Open
16-18 April 2019

Schweizer Herefordzuechter
c/o Walter Faessler

Email: Barenegg.hereford@bluewin.ch

Swiss Open Champion Female 2017

Marina vom Steinert


Swiss Open Champion Female 2015

Kiwi vom Steinert

Swiss Open Champion Female 2013

Barenegg Kumali
 Walter und Heidi Fässler, Bächli-Hemberg

Bronze Medal
"Hereford - Champion of Europe 2014"

Beef Ranch

Bronze Medal: "Hereford - Champion of Europe 2015"

Silver Medal
"Hereford - Miss Europe 2014"

Barenegg Navaho
Beef Ranch

Swiss Open
Champion Female 2012

FHL Dajana
Peter & Claudia Fankhauser, Lupsingen



Local time
  Local Time:
12:15 PM on Saturday 22nd of September, 2018 (GMT+01:00) DST in effect

Bern (capital) weather forecast
Saturday 22nd of September, 2018

Max: 19 'C

Min: 14 'C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 8 Km/h W
Sunday 23rd of September, 2018

Max: 26 'C

Min: 8 'C
Wind: 24 Km/h WSW
Monday 24th of September, 2018

Max: 13 'C

Min: 4 'C
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 18 Km/h NE

Switzerland (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation (LatinConfoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal republic in Europe. While still named the "Swiss Confederation" for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federaldirectorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called '"federal city" (German:BundesstadtFrenchVille féderaleItalianCapitale federale).[1][2][note 3] The country is situated in Western and Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global and economic centers Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as the Swiss National Day. The country has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world.[9] In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is home to numerous international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably it is not part of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. However, the country does participate in the Schengen Area and the EU's single market through a number of bilateral treaties.

Spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Although the majority of the population are German speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy,[10] and Alpinesymbolism.[11][12] Due to its linguistic diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names: Schweiz [ˈʃvaɪts](German);[note 5] Suisse [sɥis(ə)] (French); Svizzera [ˈzvittsera] (Italian); and Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ] or [ˈʒviːtsʁːɐ] (Romansh).[note 6]

Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highestper capita gross domestic product according to the IMF.[13][14] Switzerland ranks at or near the top globally in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and human development. Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the former ranked second globally, according to Mercer.[15]