Ruminant Nutrition and Emissions

The ’Ruminant Nutrition and Emissions’ Research Group is represented at the Posieux and Tänikon sites. We deal with ruminant physiology, nutrition and husbandry in roughage-focused feeding systems with the aim of sustainably improving nutrient efficiency, lowering emissions from cattle husbandry, reducing nutrient-related production diseases, and maintaining high product quality.

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List of Employees

Posieux engraissement des bovins


Over two-thirds of the useful agricultural area in Switzerland consists of grassland, which is why ruminant husbandry is an important pillar of Swiss agriculture. Thanks to the high-quality grassland forage produced in Switzerland, milk and meat can be produced in an ecologically efficient manner with minimal use of concentrates.

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