Posieux a pig while food

The feeding, proper housing and health of suckler sows, piglets and fattening pigs are decisive for economically successful pork production, and are meant to guarantee Swiss consumers a product, i.e. pork, of the highest quality. The key research areas of Agroscope are meat quality, feeding, animal-friendly housing systems and animal health, the aim being to develop the most important production-technology and environmental parameters as well as approaches for solving pig-production problems, and to update feeding recommendations on a regular basis.




Agroscope Capsule Collects Gut Microbiome

Researchers from Agroscope have developed a capsule which can take a gut sample unobtrusively from a live pig. This animal-friendly invention has revolutionary implications for microbiome research.


Feed Recommendations

Gelbes Buch Umschlag

More information can be found on the French or German page.


Young researchers in portrait

Julien Heurtault
To limit the use of dietary phosphorus, the lactating sow can use her bone reserves

Francesco Palumbo
Feed dietary fibres to sows for optimal intestinal flora and a good development of piglets.


Marco Tretola
Recycle agri-food industry leftovers as feed for pigs

Peng Lin
Reduce food-waste by using biscuits in the diet of sows in lactation.

Sharon Mazzoleni
Recycle former food-products by fatteners