Yuzhi Li

Associate Professor-Swine Behavior/Alternative Production
West Central ROC
46352 State Hwy 329
Morris, MN 56267
+1 320 589 1711


  • Ph.D., Animal Environmental Physiology, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, 1991
  • M.S., Animal Production, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China, 1985
  • B.S., Animal Science, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China, 1982

Research Interests

  • Automated monitoring of behavioral indicators of swine welfare.
  • Determining minimal floor space allowance for group-housed gestating sows.
  • Improving the welfare and performance of slow-growing pigs.
  • Indicators of tail biting behaviors in growing to finishing pigs.
  • Minimizing aggression among group-housed gestating sows.
  • Reducing piglet mortality in alternative farrowing systems.


  • ANSC 3004: Livestock Facilities and Environmental Systems (Guest Lecturer)


  • Improving the performance and welfare of swine in alternative housing systems.
  • Managing gestating sows in group-housing systems.
  • Swine management in both confinement and alternative systems.

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 National Pork Board Swine Innovation Reseach Award for “Mixing strategies for group-housed gestating sows: Effects on production”. (Abstract) Authors: J.A. Brown, Y.M. Seddon, Y.Z. Li, and M.M. Bouvier.
Dr. Yuzhi Li