Livestock Systems and horse care

Horse care

The research focus is on the further development of sustainable horse care in Switzerland. In addition to breeding and genetics, HAFL also deals with topics such as economic efficiency, disease prevention, feeding and pasture management. more


Pigs / meat quality

With its research work, HAFL contributes to advances in resource efficiency, animal health and animal welfare in pig production and to improving the quality and sensory properties of pork. more


Animal genetics

HAFL researchers analyse the genetic architecture of a range of traits with a view to optimising selection processes in livestock breeds while taking account of genetic diversity. more



HAFL research aims at improving the efficiency and health and thus the well-being of small and large ruminants through good nutrition, management and healthcare.




Prof. Dr Peter Spring


Phone +41 (0)31 910 21 61