Dr Jordana Rivero

Research Scientist

Grazing Livestock Systems
Rothamsted Research | Sustainable Agriculture Sciences

Dr Jordana Rivero leads the research in grazing ruminant systems at Rothamsted Research. Jordana started her career in Uruguay developing breeding objectives for dairy cattle under pasture-based systems. In 2013 she was awarded a PhD in Agricultural Science from the Universidad Austral de Chile where she gained experience in grazing systems and NIRS applied to feeds and animal products. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she studied the joint effect of agronomic management and cultivars of perennial ryegrass on grazing dairy cows‘ performance and nutrients use efficiency. In her current role at Rothamsted Research, Jordana is involved in a variety of research projects related to nutrients flow efficiency, animal behaviours and welfare, grazing systems, sward diversity and key performance indicators. Jordana is co-investigator of the North Wyke Farm Platform (https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/north-wyke-farm-platform), where she works on grazing management of beef and sheep, pasture production and utilisation, and forage and meat quality. She is also an active member of the Global Farm Platform (https://globalfarmplatform.org), a network of highly instrumented research farms around the globe working collaboratively towards the sustainability of grazing ruminant systems.