Research on different altitudes

The four sites provide the cooporation AgroVet-Strickhof the possibility of research on valley, foothills of the alps and mountainous area.

Main site Lindau ZH

Dairy cows, calves and heather, cattle, pigs, horses, poultry and main research infrastructure.

Main site Lindau ZH

Site Wülflingen ZH

Cattle and Aquaponic

Site Wülflingen ZH

Site Früebüel, Walchwil ZG

Extensive keeping of breeding cattle and suckler cows, sheeps, fallow and roe deer on 1'000 metres above sea level.

Früebüel, Walchwil ZG

Site Alp Weissenstein, Bergün GR

Research on dairy cows, cattle, suckler cows and sheeps on 1'900 - 2'600 metres above sea level.

Alp Weissenstein, Bergün GR

AgroVet-Strickhof Sites

AgroVet-Strickhof has four sites. The buildings belonging to the Kanton of Zurich and the ETH Zurich are located at the main site in Lindau. The Wülflingen site belongs to the Kanton of Zurich and Alp Weissenstein to the ETH Zurich.

Lindau (ZH)

The main site Lindau, north of Effretikon:

Lindau Site
Eschikon 27
8315 Lindau ZH

Wülflingen (ZH)

The Wülflingen site north west of Winterthur:

Wülflingen Site
Riedhofstrasse 62
8400 Winterthur ZH

Früebüel (ZG)

The Früebüel site is located on the Zugerberg:

Früebüel Site
Früebüel 4, FVG
6318 Walchwil ZG

Alp Weissenstein (GR)

The Alp Weissenstein site is located on the Albula pass:

Alp Weissenstein Site
Crap Alv
7482 Preda GR


AgroVet-Strickhof is a cooperation between the ETH Zurich, The University of Zurich and Strickhof, the competence centre for education and services in agriculture and animal nutrition of the Kanton of Zurich.

Following the principle of «From Feed to Food», questions relating to livestock science and animal health are approached in an interdisciplinary and practical way.

AgroVet-Strickhof is spread across 4 locations: Lindau (ZH), Wülflingen (ZH), Früebüel (Walchwil ZG) and Alp Weissenstein (Bergün GR). They are located at various altitudes and complement each other optimally.

Since breaking ground on 11.08.2015 at the main site in Lindau (ZH), several new buildings comprising the most modern research infrastructure have been built. They will gradually become operational throughout 2017. The youngstock barn will be completed and become operational in fall 2018.

The official opening took place on first September 2017.

Video about the four sites

Taken using a drone in August 2017 by Thomas Widmer, post production by Malgorzata Sitnik and Joël Bérard.

Suisse Tier - National Trade Fair for Farm Animal Husbandry

At Suisse Tier from 22 to 24 November 2019 you will meet leading suppliers and experts from the entire Swiss livestock industry. AgroVet-Strickhof will be there, visit us at our stand. Link to the Suisse Tier Homepage

AgroVet-Strickhof Conference

The first AgroVet-Strickhof conference will take place on 1 July 2019. Secure a seat and register today.

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AgriTech Day

Agriculture of the Future – digital and sustainable?

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More environmentally friendly cows

Bovines eat a lot of soya and are the big emitters of greenhouse gases and the air pollutant ammonia. New feed additives for ruminants and an innovative cow toilet will help. Link to the article