Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Gherman GL Araujo

  Gherman GL Araujo, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar
Sponsor: Roberto Sainz
Start Date: 8/2008   End Date: 7/2009

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: 55 87 3862 1711
Email: ggla@cpatsa.embrapa.br


Ph.D., Animal Science, University Federal Vicosa, Brazil, 1997
, Animal Science, University Federal Vicosa, Brazil,1993
B.S., Animal Science, University Federal Paraiba, Brazil,1986


Currently, I am involved with research that evaluates the use of water efficient forages as animal feed. As well as alternative ways to preserve and process the same forages for goats, sheep and dairy cows. Our goal is to advance animal production in the semi-arid region in Brazil by improving production and biological efficiencies. By visiting the Department of Animal Science at the University of California Davis we were able to expand our knowledge in ruminant nutrition, this included learning about methodologies in how to determine both the feed chemical composition and energy estimates. In addition we learned how to utilize mathematical models which can be applied to ruminant nutrition and production. Furthermore we establish networks for future collaborations in research, education and extension programs. The partnership among the Department of Animal Science at University of California Davis, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and universities from the Northeast of Brazil.

Current Position

Researcher at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Embrapa Semi-Arid Tropical, Permanent Professor of the Graduate Course in Animal Science Federal University of Paraiba and University Federal do Vale do São Francisco; Collaborator Professor of the Graduate Health and Animal Production, School of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Bahia; Reviewer of the journals in the area of livestock production.

Curriculum Vita