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Leiber Florian


  • Leiter Departement für Nutztierwissenschaften
  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung
  • Leitung Gruppe Tierernährung

Abgeschlossene Projekte

Ausbildung / beruflicher Werdegang

  • Seit Januar 2016 Leitung der Fachgruppe Nutztierwissenschaften und Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung am FiBL
  • 2012 - 2015 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am FiBL, Departement für Nutztierwissenschaften
  • 2007 - 2012 Oberassistent in der Gruppe Tierernährung, ETH Zürich
  • 2004 - 2007 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Sektion für Landwirtschaft, Goetheanum, Dornach
  • 2001 - 2004 Promotion in der Gruppe Tierernährung, ETH Zürich
  • 1996 - 2001 Studium der Agrarwissenschaften an der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin


Publikationen in der Datenbank Organic Eprints

Nicht in der Datenbank Organic Eprints erfasste Publikationen bis 2014

researcherid.com: Publikationsliste von Florian Leiber


  • Doktorarbeit. Diss ETH No 15735. Causes and extent of variation in yield, nutritional quality and cheese-making properties of milk by high altitude grazing of dairy cows. Verteidigt: 24. September 2004. Gedruckt 2005. ETH Zürich.
  • Diplomarbeit. Analyse der Dauerleistungskühe in der deutschen Holstein Population. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der „100.000-Liter-Kühe“. Humboldt Universität Berlin, Landwirtschaftlich-Gärtnerische Fakultät, Institut für Nutztierwissenschaften, Fachgebiet Züchtungsmethodik. 14.05.2001. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.2629.5841

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Marquardt, S., Barsila, S.R., Amelchanka, S.L., Devkota, N.R., Kreuzer, M., Leiber, F. 2018. Fatty acid profile of ghee derived from two genotypes (cattle-yak vs. yak) grazing different alpine Himalayan pasture sites. Animal Production Science 58:358-368.
  • Muller, A., Schader, C., El –Hage Scialabba, N., Brüggemann, J., Isensee, A., Erb, K.-H., Smith, P., Klocke, P., Leiber, F., Stolze, M., Niggli, U. 2017. Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture. Nature Communications 8 :1290.
  • Stadtlander, T., Stamer, A., Buser, A., Wohlfahrt, J., Leiber, F., Sandrock, C. 2017. Hermetia illucens meal as fish meal replacement for rainbow trout on farm. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 3:165-175.
  • Ammer, S., Quander, N., Posch, J., Maurer, V., Leiber, F. 2017. Mastleistung von Bruderhähnen bei Fütterung mit unterschiedlichen Proteinquellen. Agrarforschung Schweiz 8:120-125.
  • Leiber, F., Schenk, I.K., Maeschli, A., Ivemeyer, S., Zeitz, J.O., Moakes, S., Klocke, P., Staehli, P., Notz, C., Walkenhorst, M. 2017. Implications of feed concentrate reduction in organic grassland-based dairy systems: a long-term on-farm study. Animal 11:2051-2060.
  • Leiber, F., Gelencsér, T., Stamer, A., Amsler, Z., Wohlfahrt, J., Früh, B., Maurer, V. 2017. Insect and legume-based protein sources to replace soybean cake in an organic broiler diet: effects on growth performance and physical meat quality. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 32:21–27.
  • Gangnat, I.D.M., Leiber, F., Dufey, P.A., Silacci, P., Kreuzer, M., Berard, J. 2017. Physical activity, forced by steep pastures, affects muscle characteristics and meat quality of suckling beef calves. Journal of Agricultural Science 155:348–359.
  • Leiber, F., Muller, A., Maurer, V., Schader, C., Bieber, A. 2017. Organic dairy farming and sustainability. In: van Belsen, N. (Ed.): Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 2. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. https://shop.bdspublishing.com/store/bds/detail/product/3-190-9781838797645
  • Leiber, F. 2016. Buckwheat in the Nutrition of Livestock and Poultry. In: Zhang, M., Kreft, I. et al. (Eds.): Molecular Breeding and Nutritional Aspects of Buckwheat. Elsevier, Academic Press. 229-238.
  • Leiber, F., Holinger, M., Zehner, N., Dorn, K., Probst, J.K., Spengler Neff, A. 2016. Intake estimation in dairy cows fed roughage-based diets: an approach based on chewing behaviour measurements. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 185:9–14.
  • Bludau, M.J., Maeschli, A., Leiber, F., Klocke, P., Berezowski, J.A., Bodmer, M., Vidondo, B. 2016. The influence of the rearing period on intramammary infections in Swiss dairy heifers: A cross-sectional study. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 129:23-34.
  • Dorn, K., Leiber, F., Sundrum, A., Holinger, M., Mayer, P., Walkenhorst, M. 2016. A field trial on the effects of pure sodium propionate and a combination with herbal extracts on short term development of subclinical ketosis. Livestock Science 187:87-95.
  • Grandl, F., Luzi, S.P., Furger, M., Zeitz, J.O., Leiber, F., Ortmann, S., Clauss, M., Kreuzer, M., Schwarm, A. 2016. Biological implications of longevity in dairy cows: 1. Changes in feed intake, feeding behavior and digestion with age. Journal of Dairy Science 99: 3457-3471.
  • Zeitz, J.O., Ineichen, S., Soliva, C.R., Leiber, F., Tschuor, A., Braun, U., Kreuzer, M., Clauss, M. 2016. Variability in microbial population and fermentation traits at various sites within the forestomach and along the digestive tract as assessed in goats fed either grass or browse. Small Ruminant Research 136:7–17.
  • Gangnat, I.D.M., Kreuzer, M., Clavijo McCormick, A., Leiber, F., Berard, J. 2016. Carcass and meat quality of finished and non-finished Limousin heifers from alpine livestock systems differing in altitudinal origin of the forage. Archives of Animal Nutrition 70: 108–126.
  • Maurer, V., Holinger, M., Amsler, Z., Früh, B., Wohlfahrt, J., Stamer, A., Leiber, F. 2016. Replacement of soybean cake by Hermetia illucens meal in diets for layers. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 2:83-90.
  • Schader, C., Muller, A., El-Hage Scialabba, N., Hecht, J., Isensee, A., Erb, K.H., Smith, P., Makkar, H.P.S., Klocke, P., Leiber, F., Schwegler, P., Stolze, M., Niggli, U. 2015. Impacts of feeding less food-competing feedstuffs to livestock on global food system sustainability. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12:20150891.
  • Leiber, F., Probst, J.K., Zehner, N., Spengler Neff A. 2015. Fress- und Wiederkäuverhalten von Milchkühen bei verschiedenen Fütterungsregimes. Agrarforschung Schweiz 6:462-469.
  • Khiaosa-ard, R., Kreuzer, M., Leiber, F. 2015. Apparent recovery of C18 polyunsaturated fatty acids from feed in cows’ milk: a meta-analysis of the importance of dietary fatty acids and feeding regimes in diets without fat supplementation. Journal of Dairy Science 98:6399-6414.
  • Leiber, F., Dorn, K., Probst, J.K., Isensee, A., Ackermann, N., Kuhn, A., Spengler Neff, A. 2015. Concentrate reduction and sequential roughage offer to dairy cows: effects on milk protein yield, protein efficiency and milk quality. Journal of Dairy Research 82:272-278.
  • Oehen, B., Spengler Neff, A., Leiber, F., Schmid, O., Hoffmann, F., Früh, B. 2015. Tierwohl in der Rindermast: Instrumente zur On-Farm-Erhebung. Agrarforschung Schweiz 6:102-109.
  • Leiber, F., Ivemeyer, S., Perler, E., Krenmayr, I., Mayer, P., Walkenhorst, M. 2015. Determination of faeces particle proportions as a tool for the evaluation of the influence of feeding strategies on fibre digestion in dairy cows. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 25:153-159.
  • Leiber, F. 2014. Resigning protein concentrates in dairy cattle nutrition: a problem or a chance? Organic Agriculture 4:269-273.
  • Isensee, A., Leiber, F., Bieber, A., Spengler, A., Ivemeyer, S., Maurer, V., Klocke, P. 2014. Comparison of a classical with a highly formularized body condition scoring system for dairy cattle. Animal 8:1971-1977.
  • Bludau, M.J., Maeschli, A., Leiber, F., Steiner, A., Klocke, P. 2014. Mastitits in dairy heifers: Prevalence and risk factors. The Veterinary Journal 202:566-572.
  • Leiber, F., Jouven, M., Martin, B., Priolo, A., Coppa, M., Prache, S., Heckendorn, F., Baumont, R. 2014. Potentials and challenges for future sustainable gra