João Dürr, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer


João Dürr, Ph.D., has served as Chief Executive Officer at CDCB since September 2014. Before CDCB, João worked as the Executive Director of Interbull based in Sweden, Professor at Universidade de Passo Fundo in Brazil, and President of the Brazilian Council of Milk Quality (CBQL). A native of Brazil, João received his Bachelor’s degree in agriculture at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; followed by master’s and doctorate degrees from McGill University, Montreal, in animal breeding and genetics.

Projects & Publications

Connecting With João Dürr

João Dürr reviewed the past year and described the CDCB vision in the CEO Column from the 2022 Activity Report.

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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.

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

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Lameness: It’s Time to Take Action.

Hoard’s Dairyman, October 28, 2021

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An alternative interpretation of residual feed intake by phenotypic recursive relationships in dairy cattle

Journal of Dairy Science, 2021

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Feed Saved trait can vary 1600 pounds

Hoard’s Dairyman, December 28, 2020

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Symposium review: Development, implementation, and future perspectives of health evaluations in the United States

Journal of Dairy Science, April 21, 2020

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Enhancements to U.S. genetic and genomic evaluations in 2018 and 2019

Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2020

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Genomics in the U.S. Dairy Industry: Current and future challenges

Proceedings of the 2018 Interbull Meeting

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