ALVARENGA, Flavio

Flavio Alvarenga

Research interests

  • Beef / sheep productivity and efficiency at pasture
  • Livestock behaviour and sensor technologies
  • Feeding strategies and pasture management to improve meat quality and profitability
  • Impact of mycotoxins and insufficient magnesium in beef cattle.

Background

Flavio Alvarenga is currently Research Officer (Grazing efficiency) – Extensive Livestock unit of NSW Department of Primary Industries. He graduated in Animal Science (UFVJM, Brazil) and developed his Masters and Doctoral studies in animal production and nutrition (UFLA and UFMG).

Dr. Alvarenga has been working with animal supplementation at pasture and its effect on growth rate, grazing behaviour, 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 genetic selection of cattle including behaviour, intake and efficiency at pasture. Also developing an understanding of the contribution of these traits to efficiency of grazing cattle.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Animal Science (Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG)
  • Master of Animal Science (Federal University of Lavras - UFLA)
  • Bachelor of Animal Science (Federal University of Vales of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri - UFVJM)

Current and past projects

  • Productivity and efficiency at pasture: Development and application of sensor technologies and livestock phenomics facilities for enhanced productivity and efficiency at pasture
  • Supplementation to reduce the impact of mycotoxins and insufficient magnesium in beef cattle

Selected Recent Publications

SA, H. C. M.; BORGES, I.; MACEDO JUNIOR, G. L.; SANTOS, F. S.; CAVALCANTI, L. F. L.; ALVARENGA, F. A. P.; MARTINS, T. L. T.; CAMPOLINA, J. P. Evaluation of dairy sheep lambs supplemented with crude glycerine conveyed in water during pregnancy and lactation. Semina. Ciências Agrárias, v. 38, N. 4, JUL/AGO, 2017.

SA, H. C. M.; BORGES, I.; MACEDO JUNIOR, G. L.; SANTOS, F. S.; CAVALCANTI, L. F. L.; LIMA, N. L. L.; ALVARENGA, F. A. P.; GUEDES, L. F. Evaluation of offspring of dairy sheep given water supplemented with crude glycerin during pregnancy and lactation. Semina. Ciências Agrárias, v. 37, p. 2567, 2016.

ALVARENGA, F. A. P.; BORGES, I.; PALKOVIČ; RODINA, J.; ODDY, V. H.; DOBOS, R. C. Using a three-axis accelerometer to identify and classify sheep behaviour at pasture. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, v. 181, p. 91-99, 2016.

FURUSHO-GARCIA, I. F.; ALVARENGA, T. I. R. C.; PEREZ, J. R. O.; ALMEIDA, A. K.; GALLO, S. B.; PEREIRA, I. G.; ALVES, N. G.; ALVARENGA, F. A. P. Allometric growth of non-carcass components in crossed lambs. Ciência Rural (UFSM. Impresso), v. 44, p. 1229-1235, 2014.

Fields of research

  • 070201   Animal Breeding
  • 070202   Animal Growth and Development
  • 070203   Animal Management
  • 070204   Animal Nutrition
  • 070107   Farming Systems Research

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Efficiency at pasture
  • Animal nutrition and production
  • Animal growth and development
  • Animal behaviour
  • Muscle biology
  • Meat quality
  • Livestock phenomics

Contact details

Email: flavio.alvarenga@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 6776 1353

Mobile: 0408 839 707

Location: Armidale Livestock Industries Centre, JSF Barker Building, Trevenna Road, University of New England