Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management

TechCare’s People: Shelemia Nyamuryekung’e!

Hi! I am Shelemia, a researcher at NIBIO specializing in Precision Livestock Farming. Holding both an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Range Science from New Mexico State University, USA, with a concentration in herbivores and plant interactions. I Have knowledge of adaptive grazing management and sustainable rangeland livestock production practices. My research focuses on integrating telemetry devices to monitor livestock and analyzing how environmental factors influence their physiological and behavioral responses, ultimately informing land use decisions. My work leverages Precision Livestock Farming and Ranching tools to enhance sustainability in agriculture by fostering data-driven, evidence-based decision-making processes for the land manager. In addition, I have experience in Virtual Fencing/Herding and explores its potential and limitations in promoting resilient and environmentally conscious grazing livestock production. I joined the NIBIO TechCare team particularly in analysis of data, but also supporting the team in both WP2 welfare, WP3 PLF and WP4 data management.