On familiar terms with the cows
"Yes, our cows and our Alps belong together, as, after all, the breed originated in our region", according to farmer Mani Raaflaub, who sends his Simmentalers up the alp each summer – just as his father and grandfather did before him. As a farmer, Mani does not own an alp himself, but grazes it as a partner in an Alpine cooperative that has some 130 "cow rights". These cows are robust, horned and produce a lot of milk. And this is why the red-brown Simmental cows are at home, not only in the Gstaad Alps but in countries on all continents. There are about 50 million Simmental cows worldwide.