Researcher/Assistant Professor. Department of Animal Environment and Health. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, Sweden (2019 - Current).
Postdoctoral Associate. Department of Animal Science. University of São Paulo, Brazil (2017 - 2019).
Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition and Production. School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. Department of Animal Nutrition and Production. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013 – 2017).
Master’s degree in Animal Nutrition and Production. School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. Department of Animal Nutrition and Production. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2011 – 2013).
DVM in Veterinary Medicine. College of Veterinary Medicine. University of Campina Grande, Brazil (2006 – 2010).
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden. Lecture in different courses: Beef Cattle Production in Tropical Conditions (2020 – Current)
UnyLeya University – MBA Distance Education, Brazil. PrRu2 – Beef Cattle Production. PrRu5 – Buffalo Production (2017 – Current).
University of São Paulo, Brazil. VNP418 - Grazing Systems. VNP335 - Animal Feeding Programs. VNP440 - Forage Conservation. VNP418 - Grazing Systems. VNP335 - Animal Feeding Programs. (2011 – 2017).
The Agricultural Research Foundation (SLF)
Project: Ley from a Nordic perspective: a systematic mapping of current knowledge and gaps
Grant Agreement No. R-21-41-605
Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
Project: Bovacillus as probiotic in dairy cow nutrition
Grant Agreement No. R-21-41-605
Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 (MoRE2020)
Project: Evaluation of perennial grass species increases competitiveness of Nordic dairy and beef production in a changing climate
Grant Agreement No. 754412
Larsson, Matilda. 2021. Master thesis: Performance of dairy cows fed grass-clover silage or biorefined silage pulp of grass-clover silage. Uppsala: Department of Animal Environment and Health - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden. (Supervisor)
Silveira, Jéssica Mariane. 2019. Master thesis: Forage maturity and length of cut as strategies of ensilage corn hybrids. Piracicaba: College of Agriculture Luiz de Queiroz - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Co-supervisor)
Arthur, Bruno Augusto Valverde. 2019. Master thesis: Effect of propionic acid and formic acid-based chemical additives on corn silages: fermentative profile and performance of dairy cows. Piracicaba: College of Agriculture Luiz de Queiroz - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Co-supervisor)
Oliveira, Cassiele Aparecida de. 2017. Master thesis: Effect of the inclusion of Saccharomyces cerevisiae doses on fiber digestibility and ruminal metabolism of Nellore cattle receiving diets with or without energetic supplementation. Pirassununga: Department of Animal Nutrition and Production - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Co-supervisor)
Sousa, D.O., M. Larsson, E. Nadeau. 2022. Milk production of dairy cows fed grass-clover silage pulp. Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12010033
Velásquez, A.V., C.A. Oliveira, C.M.M.R. Martins, J.C.C, Balieiro, L.F.P. Silva, R.S. Fukushima, D.O. Sousa. 2021. Diet, marker and fecal sampling method interactions with internal and external marker pairs when estimating dry matter intake in beef cattle. Livestock Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2021.104730
Sousa, D.O., M. Murphy, R. Hatfield, E. Nadeau. 2021. Effect of harvest date and grass specie on cell wall cross-linking and lactation performance of dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-19362
Sousa, D.O., H. H. Hansen, O. Hallin, L. G. Nussio, E. Nadeau. 2019. A two-year comparison on nutritive value and yield of eight lucerne cultivars and one red clover cultivar. Grass and Forage Science. v. 75, p. 76-85. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12459
Sousa, D.O., H. H. Hansen, L. G. Nussio, E. Nadeau. 2019. Eﬀects of wilting and ensiling with or without additive on protein quality and fermentation of a lucerne-white clover mixture. Animal Feed Science and Technology. v. 258, p. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2019.114301
Sousa, D.O., A.V. Velasquez, C.A. Oliveira, J.M. Souza, E. Nadeau, L.F.P. Silva. 2019. Eﬀect of sugarcane genotype and maturity stage at harvest on feed intake and ruminal parameters of growing steers. Animal Feed Science and Technology. v. 256, p. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2019.114258
M. S. Allen, D. O. Sousa, and M. J. VandeHaar. 2019. Equation to predict feed intake response by lactating cows to factors related to the filling effect of rations. Journal of Dairy Science. v. 102(9), p. 7961-7969. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-16166
Nadeau, E., Sousa, D.O., Magnusson, A., Hedlund, S., Richardt, W., Nørgaard, P. 2019. Digestibility and protein utilization in wethers fed whole-crop barley or grass silages harvested at different maturity stages, with or without protein supplementation. Journal of Animal Science. v. 97(5). p. 2188-2201. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz076
Sousa, D.O., Oliveira, C.A., Velasquez, A.V., Souza, J.M., Chevaux, E., Mari, L.J., Silva, L.F.P. 2018. Live yeast supplementation improves rumen fibre degradation in cattle grazing tropical pastures throughout the year. Animal Feed Science and Technology, v. 236, p. 149-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2017.12.015
Sousa, D.O., B.S. Mesquita, A.V. Pires, M.H.A. Santana, and L.F.P. Silva. 2017. Effects of fibre digestibility and level of roughage on performance and rumen fermentation of finishing beef cattle. Tropical Animal Health and Production Journal. v. 49(7), p. 1503-1510 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-017-1353-1
Sousa, D.O., B.S. Mesquita, J. Diniz-Magalhães, I.C.S. Bueno, L.G. Mesquita, L.F.P. Silva. 2014. Effect of fiber digestibility and conservation method on feed intake and the ruminal ecosystem of growing steers. Journal of Animal Science. v. 92, p. 5622-5634. https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2014-8016