Fernanda Ferreira

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension

Population Health & Reproduction

DeLaval Voluntary Milking Specialist
2018, Ph.D., University of Florida, Department of Animal Science, Gainesville FL
2006, M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
2004, B.S. VM, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, School of Veterinary Medicine, Brazil
Active Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, Big data management and information to food animal production decision-making – learning from the Australian Livestock Information Platform (LIP), Heidi Rossow (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Global Affairs Office
Principal Investigator, Development of an economic tool to optimize mastitis management in California, (Principal Investigator), California Department of Food and Agriculture
Co-Investigator, Economics aspects of bunching behavior in California, Sharif Aly (Principal Investigator), CFAH grant
Principal Investigator, Evaluation of cow hygiene and cow behavior information at dry-off as a tool to improve the selection of low SCC cows eligible for Selective Dry Cow Therapy (Re-submission), (Principal Investigator), CFAH grant
Principal Investigator, Economic feasibility of voluntary milking systems in the context of California dairies – risk and success factors, (Principal Investigator), California Dairy Research Foundation
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2013 Fernandes EN, Guimarães ADS, Martins CE, Townsend CR, Ferreira FC, Lopes FCF, Portugal JAB, Dias JA, Brito LG, Campos LM, Souza MP, Nobre MM, Zoccal R : Alternativas para a produção sustentável de leite na Amazônia (English: Alternatives for sustainable milk production in the Amazon region), , Brasília: Embrapa, . 302.
Research Focus
Economics and management of dairy production systems

Specialty Focus
Herd Health and Management EconomicsHerd Health Economics: Economics of mastitis management, Economics of selective dry cow treatment, Economics of bunchingManagement Economics: Economics of heat stress in dry cows, Economics of reproductive programs, Economics of new milking technologies