Dr. Flavio Alvarenga is currently Research Officer (Grazing efficiency) – Extensive Livestock unit of NSW Department of Primary Industries. He graduated in Animal Science (UFVJM, Brazil) in 2011 and developed his Masters (2012) and Doctoral (2017) studies in animal production and nutrition (UFLA and UFMG). He held a Professor position at Itajuba University Center (FEPI) coordinating biochemistry and goat and sheep livestock units and supervised students in developing their writing skills, laboratory, and fieldwork. He worked at the University of New England, NSW, Australia (2017-2019) as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow investigating the impact of magnesium and mycotoxin binders supplementation on growth rate and meat quality of beef cattle at pasture. Dr. Alvarenga has been working with animal supplementation at pasture and its effect on the growth rate, grazing behavior, biometric measures, rumen wall evaluation, and carcass traits. Currently, he is involved in a multi-component, interdisciplinary project that aims to improve feed efficiency by developing new traits for the genetic selection of cattle including behavior, intake, and efficiency at pasture. Also developing an understanding of the contribution of these traits to the efficiency of grazing cattle.
Dr. Flavio Alvarenga's research interests include animal nutrition and production, productivity and efficiency at pasture, animal behavior, animal management, animal growth and development, meat quality.