Central Grasslands REC's New Animal Scientist
Dr. Michael Undi has recently joined the NDSU - Central Grasslands Research Extension Center as the new animal scientist. Originally from Zimbabwe, Dr. Undi grew up in Kadoma, a small agricultural and mining town. After obtaining a degree in animal science at the University of Zambia, he moved to Canada and earned graduate degrees in Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba. He comes to NDSU after conducting research in Zambia, Namibia, and South Africa, and most recently in Canada at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Undi is interested in forages and livestock performance. He states that “Reducing winter feed costs by keeping livestock on pasture during winter is emerging as an important area of research in North Dakota. I intend to investigate innovative methods of reducing winter feed costs.” This will include studies on the use of baled-grazed, swath-grazed, and stockpiled forage, and the supplementation of cattle grazing corn residues in winter.
We welcome Dr. Undi and his wife, Thandi, to CGREC and to Streeter. Dr. Undi may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.