Dr Luis Prada e Silva

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Animal Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
l.pradaesilva@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 62166

Overview

Dr Luis Silva is a graduate of the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil (agronomic engineering), B Sc, has a Master of Science degree from the same university (animal science and pastures), and a PhD from Michigan State University (animal science). Before being appointed as Senior Research Fellow of QAAFI in January 2017, he was an Associated Professor at the Veterinary Medicine School at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he taught classes in Ruminant Nutrition, Biochemistry and Pasture Management and Conservation. Dr Silva’s main interest is beef cattle nutrition and has worked with different disciplines such as ruminant nutrition, ruminant physiology, rumen microbiology, ruminant reproduction, forage management, molecular biology, and economics of cattle production systems to improve cattle productivity.

Research Interests

  • Ruminant Nutrition
    cattle production, forage management, feedlot nutrition, forage conservation, rumen microbiology, forage genomics, rumen efficiency

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University

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