Prof. Dr. Peter Spring


Prof. Dr. Peter Spring Leiter Fachbereich Agronomie

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
    Fachbereich Agronomie
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • BFH-HAFL Head of Agriculture

  • BFH-HAFL Deputy Director

  • BFH-HAFL Lecturer in Pig and Poultry Feeding


  • Animal Nutrition (part “Monogastric Animals”)

  • Poultry Production and Animal Feed Science

  • Pig Production (part “Nutrition”)


  • Resource-efficient pig nutrition


  • 2015 – Head of Agriculture BFH-HAFL
  • 2013 – Deputy Director BFH-HAFL
  • 1999 – Lecturer in Pig Production and Poultry Production and Feed BFH-HAFL
  • 1996–1999 Research Manager Alltech Inc., USA
  • 1993–1996 Research Scientist Alltech Inc., USA
  • 1992 Teacher of Agriculture INFORAMA
  • 1996 Graduated with Doctor of Natural Sciences at ETHZ (in collaboration with University of Kentucky, USA) ETHZ
  • 1992 Graduated with Diploma of Agricultural Engineering at ETHZ ETHZ


  • Spring, P., J. Taylor-Pickard, K.A. Jacques and J.M. Hower. 2019. In: Wouter H. Hendriks, Martin W.A. Verstegen and László Babinszky (eds.) Poultry and pig nutrition (Wageningen Academic Publishers). DOI 10.3920/978-90-8686-884-1_10.

  • Malik, J., G. Kaufmann, P. Hirsiger, C. Arnold, P. Spring, X. Sidler 2015. SVS SAT. Band 157, Heft 12, Dezember 2015. DOI 10.17236/sat00045.

  • Spring, P., C. Wenk, A. Connolly and A. Kiers. 2015. Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition, 3: e8 1-11.

  • Spring, P. und A. Bracher. 2014. Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition, Vol. 2; e9; page 1 of 8 doi:10.1017/jan.2014.3.

  • Spring, P. und C. Burren. 2013. BFH, Hochschuldidaktische Schriftenreihe 11/2013: 13-16.

  • Huber, B., A. Sutter und P. Spring. 2013. Poultry Science 92:869-873; doi:10.3382/ps.2012-02679.

  • Scheurer, W., P. Spring and L. Maertens. 2013. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 22:591-599.

  • Hofer, S., T. Kupper and P. Spring. 2011. Archiva Zootechnica 14 (2): 5-16.

  • Pauly, C., P. Spring, J.V. O'Doherty, S. Ampuero Kragten and G. Bee. 2008. Animal. 2:1707-1715.

  • Nollet, L., J.D. van der Klis, M. Lensing, and P. Spring. 2007. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 16:592-597.

  • Huegues, G., P. Spring, S. Andrieu and F. Rollin. 2007. Livestock Science 111:259-263.

  • Effect of a mannan oligosaccharide on the growth performance and immune status of rainbow trout (Oncordynchus mykiss).

  • Effects of Dietary Mannan Oligosaccharide, Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate, or Both on the Live Performance and Intestinal Microbiology of Turkeys.

  • Spring, P., K.E. Newman, C. Wenk, R. Messikommer and M. Vukic-Vranjes. 1996. Poult. Sci. 75:357-61.


  • National Advisory Commission for Agriculture

  • Advisory Board Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS), ETHZ

  • Board of Directors, Agridea

  • Various technical research groups and industry organisations