João Dürr, Ph.D.

How do genetics impact sustainability goals?

João Dürr, Ph.D. H Duane Norman

September 15, 2022


Invited review: The future of selection decisions and breeding programs: What are we breeding for, and who decides?

João Dürr, Ph.D.

April 12, 2022

Journal of Dairy Science, March 10, 2021


Connecting with João Dürr

João Dürr, Ph.D.

January 6, 2022

To start the new year, CEO João Dürr previews CDCB goals and expectations for 2022. What are the top priorities for CDCB in 2022?Dürr: We expect…


Como os Estados Unidos atingiram suceso na pecuária leiteira?

João Dürr, Ph.D.

November 2, 2021

Quem responde essa pergunta é João Dürr, um brasileiro que conhece a fundo  o assunte  e já atuou na Europa, Canadá, Brasil e atualmente, é…


Lameness: It’s Time to Take Action

João Dürr, Ph.D.

October 28, 2021

“It's time for the dairy industry to take action,” emphasized Gerard Cramer, D.V.M., of the University of Minnesota. By João Dürr, for Hoard’s Dairyman


Net Merit revised with August genetic evaluations

João Dürr, Ph.D.

September 15, 2021

The national genetic index, Net Merit, was updated with the genetic evaluations on Aug. 10, 2021 – delivering an improved tool to breed profitable and…


New Net Merit formula debuts this week

João Dürr, Ph.D.

August 9, 2021

With the genetic evaluations on August 10, 2021, dairy producers have an improved tool to breed for more profitable and feed-efficient cows.  By João Dürr,…


Lifetime Net Merit revised in August for balanced selection, profitable dairy cows

João Dürr, Ph.D. Kristen Parker Gaddis Paul VanRaden Tom Lawlor Rob Tempelman

July 2, 2021

Lifetime Net Merit (NM$) has driven genetic progress since 1994 by promoting a balanced selection of all available, economically-important traits to maximize profitability of dairy…


More feed-efficient cows are on the way

João Dürr, Ph.D.

June 2, 2021

Starting in August 2021, dairy producers will have at their disposal an enhanced Lifetime Net Merit (NM$) index, the selection tool designed to maximize cows’…


Invited Review: The future of selection decisions and breeding programs: What are we breeding for, and who decides?.”

João Dürr, Ph.D. Ezequiel Nicolazzi

March 10, 2021

Genetic selection has been a very successful tool for the long-term improvement of livestock populations, and the rapid adoption of genomic selection over the last…


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