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BSE Colloquia series – Yijie Xiong PhD

Precision livestock management: opportunities and challenges

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Chase Hall Room: 116
Additional Info: CHA
Contact: Rebecca Wachs, (402) 472-2262, rebecca.wachs@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. She shares a split appointment with the ANSC (75%) and BSE (25%). Her mission appointment is 65% Research and 35% Extension.

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 the UNL 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 BSE Colloquia.

Additional Public Info:
Zoom link: https://go.unl.edu/bsecolloquium

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This event originated in Biological Systems Engineering.