Associate Professor Luis Prada e Silva

Principal Research Fellow

Centre for Animal Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 334 62166


Associate Professor 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. A/Prof 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


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Silva, Luis F. P., de Sousa, Dannylo O., de Sousa, Rafael T. and Ferrari, Viviane B. (2019). Beef cattle production in the Brazilian biomes. Livestock: Production, Management Strategies and Challenges. (pp. 163-188) edited by Victor Roy Squires and Wayne L. Bryden. Hauppauge, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

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