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Carrington Research Extension Center Gains Animal Scientist

Uchenna Anele will help expand the center’s work on livestock feed supplementation.

Uchenna Anele has joined North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center as an animal scientist.

“Dr. Anele’s research and outreach programs will focus on real problems faced by producers by developing simple, practical and reproducible solutions,” says Blaine Schatz, center director.

Anele is conducting studies on using exogenous enzymes to improve the fiber digestion of several coproducts and crop residues generated in North Dakota. He also is researching the use of pre- and probiotics in the feedlot and integrated crop/livestock farming.

He earned a master of science degree in pasture and range management from the University of Agriculture in Nigeria and a doctorate in forage utilization and ruminant nutrition from the University of Bonn, Germany.

Most recently, Anele was a visiting post-doctoral fellow with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge, Alberta, where he worked on multiple projects involving processed barley. Prior to that, he served in a post-doctoral position in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University.

“We are excited that Dr. Anele has joined the CREC since his talents will not only allow our beef research program to continue its nutrition based focus but also expand our work related to feed supplementation,” Schatz says.

Anele replaces Vern Anderson, who retired in 2014 following a 35-year career at the center.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Feb. 23, 2016

Source:Blaine Schatz, (701) 652-2951, blaine.schatz@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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