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Melissa Cupido

Walsh Scholar

Research Interests

Pig behaviour and welfare.

Current Projects

Evaluation of enrichment materials for farrowing and lactating sows, and weaned and finisher pigs, that are as effective as straw.


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Animal Sciences at Stellenbosch University (2017).

MSc in Animal Science at Stellenbosch University (2020).

Characterization of smallholder pig production systems in the Western Cape, South Africa. Molotsi, A. H., Cupido, M. & Hoffman, L. C. Tropical Animal Health and Production (2021)


Keelin O’Driscoll, Laura Boyle, Siobhan Mullan