Duane Norman has served the dairy industry for over 50 years, including his current role at CDCB. Duane grew up in Liberty, Penn., and majored in dairy science and dairy cattle breeding at Penn State and animal breeding at Cornell University. He joined USDA as Research Geneticist in the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory. Later, he was promoted to Research Leader and administered the world’s most successful genetic livestock improvement program for 24 years. Duane has authored 360 research manuscripts and abstracts, 150 other articles and gave 350 talks at industry meetings. He received National Dairy Shrine’s Guest of Honor, World Dairy Expo’s Industry Person of the Year, Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) 100 Club award and the Distinguished Service Award from American Dairy Science Association.
Projects & Publications
How do genetics impact sustainability goals?
The U.S. dairy community has rallied around a public commitment to achieve carbon neutrality, optimize water usage, and improve water quality by 2050 — supporting global sustainability initiatives and customer expectations.
More Breeds Need Genetic Evaluations for Stillbirth
Determining the effectiveness of genetic evaluations for stillbirth in additional U.S. dairy breeds was the research focus for Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) intern Anil Sigdel in summer 2021.