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SVMBS Research Seminar Series – Yijie Xiong

Precision livestock management: opportunities and challenges

Date: Time: 4:00 pm
Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Hall Room: 145
Contact: Marcia Oetjen, moetjen1@unl.edu
Dr. Yijie Xiong is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Animal Science and Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her program focuses on the development and delivery of precision animal/livestock management strategies to advance animal food production systems’ efficiency and sustainability while addressing critical environment and animal welfare needs, emphasizing beef cattle production systems. This unique focus evolved from her experience in controlled-environment agriculture for intensive agricultural animal production systems, with specific topics including instrumentation and environmental control in animal housing, measurement and evaluation of controlled environments, animal welfare, and PLM.

Yijie joined UNL in August 2020. Since then, she has been developing her peer network in sister departments with like-minded researchers and is uniquely focused on developing, delivering, and promoting research-based extension programs for producers. Dr. Xiong obtained her B.S. from China Agricultural University in Beijing, China, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA. Her graduate and post-doctoral training included a rich set of experiences related to the U.S. swine and egg industries, including instrumentation design and development, housing systems, transport conditions, and interior monitoring of livestock and poultry facilities. She will share her previous experiences and current work with us during the seminar.

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