CEU Credits: 0.5
Using Metabolomics to Improve Sheep Feed Efficiency & Reduce Impact of Parasite Infection
Sheep feed efficiency and parasitic infection greatly impact profitability and sustainability. Olds College collaborates with the University of Alberta and Dalhousie University on a metabolomics-based research project to identify sheep parasite infection and feed efficiency. In this session, I will provide an update on the progress of this project.
Dr. Yaogeng Lei, Research Associate, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Dr. Yaogeng Lei obtained his B.Sc. in animal science, and M.Sc. in animal nutrition and feed science from Northwest A&F University (Shaanxi, China). Upon graduation, Yaogeng came to Canada to pursue his Ph.D. degree in animal science from University of Saskatchewan. His research project evaluated the structural and nutritional characteristics of genetic modified alfalfa with both traditional and spectral methods. Through his graduate studies, Yaogeng worked with cashmere goats, sheep and dairy cows in nutritional research projects, and forage nutritional evaluation. Prior to joining Olds College, Yaogeng worked as a data analyst at GrowSafe Systems (now Vytelle) analyzing feed efficiency data of cattle and sheep for feedlots and research institutes. Yaogeng has good knowledge and skills in ruminant nutrition, forage evaluation, experimental design and statistical analysis.