Pedro Carvalho, Ph.D.

Pedro Carvalho

Position Title
Feedlot Management Extension Specialist
Desert Research and Extension Center



  • B.S., Animal Science, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 2012.
  • M.S., Animal Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2017.
  • Ph.D., Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020.

Research Interests:

Nutrition, health, and management of feedlot cattle.

Selected Publications:

Carvalho, P. H. V., A. C. J. Pinto, D. D. Millen, T. L. Felix. 2020. Effect of cattle breed, Holstein or Angus, and basal diet, grain or forage, on diet digestibility, rumen bacterial communities, and eating and rumination activity, Journal of Animal Science, skaa114,

Carvalho, P.H,V., G.A. Perry, and T.L. Felix. 2020. Effects of steroidal implants on feedlot performance, carcass characteristics, and serum and meat estradiol-17β concentrations of Holstein steers. Translational Animal Science 4(1): txz186.  

DeFeo, M., K.V. Shampoe, P.H.V. Carvalho, F.A.S. Silva, and T.L. Felix. 2020. A comparison of in vitro and in situ techniques to test the ruminal disappearance of barley sources. Translational Animal Science 4(1):  

Chishti, G.A., P. H.V. Carvalho, A.C. Pinto, F.A.S. Silva, and T. Felix. 2019. Efficacy of sheep as a digestibility model for cattle when fed concentrate-based or forage-based diets. Translational Animal Science 3(4):  txz092,  

Felix, T.L., C.J. Long., M. Stierwalt., P.H.V. Carvalho, and H.M. Blalock. 2018. Effects of increasing dietary level of a commercial liquid supplement on growth performance and carcass characteristics in feedlot steers. Translational Animal Science 2(2): 216222.   

Carvalho, P.H.V., W.T. Meteer, A.R. Schroeder, A. DiCostanzo, and T.L. Felix. 2017. Effects of feeding corn plant residues during the growing phase on steer growth performance and feedlot economics. Prof. Anim. Sci. 33: 668-679.