Rex Newkirk


Dr. Rex Newkirk is an Associate Professor and Research Chair in Feed Processing Technology in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

As research chair, he assists the feed processing industry, crop commodity groups, livestock industry, and government in developing programs to create new value-added opportunities for the agri-food sector. He is also the scientific leader of the Canadian Feed Research Centre, a new $13.3 million facility located in North Battleford. Prior to joining the U of S in November of 2015, Rex worked for 12 years at the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi). He initially held the position of Director of Feed Technology but most recently was Vice President of Research and Innovation. In this role, he led a team that provides technical marketing support to buyers and processors of Canadian Field Crops around the globe. Rex received his PhD from the U of S in 2002 and has been in a leadership role within Cigi since 2003.  

Rex has provided technical support to buyers and conducted applied research around the globe, in countries such as the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Brazil, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, England, Mexico, Columbia, Chile, Peru, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. He has extensive experience in feed processing, animal nutrition and utilization of wheat, barley, pulses, flax, distillers’ grains, soybean, and canola.