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ACCELERATED GENETICS Contact Person: Albert Reurink Address: E10890 Penny Lane, Baraboo, WI 53913 Phone: 608-477-2628 Fax: 608-356-4387 Email: Website: Exports: Yes Holstein Association Member: Yes SEMEN Member of National Association of Animal Breeders: Yes Years of Experience Exporting US Holstein Semen: 57 years Other Semen: All dairy breeds are offered, as well as Beef Genetics Regions of the World to Which Semen has been Exported: 96 countries world wide AI Training Offered: Yes Commercial AI Facility: Yes Semen Collected and Packaged According to Approved CSS & NAAB Regulations: Yes Semen Insurance Offered to Importers: Yes Sire Directory and Price List Available Upon Request: Yes Description of Export Products and Services Provided, or Other Comments: Accelerated Genetics provides quality dairy and beef genetics, quality farm products and extensive genetic research. Its number one priority is to be the producer’s trusted first choice. DBweekly 19 1 COUNCIL ON DAIRY CATTLE BREEDING HIRES CEO The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) recently hired João Walter Dürr of Uppsala, Sweden, as its chief executive officer. Dürr, who will be relocating to the Beltsville, MD area, brings a wealth of managerial experience in milk recording, database development and genetic evaluation to CDCB. Since 2008, he has served as the Interbull Centre executive director. In 1991, Dürr earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; followed by master’s and doctorate degrees from McGill University, Montreal, in animal science, breeding and genetics. From 1997 to 2008, he held various positions with Universidade de Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, including Veterinary School professor, Dairy Herds Analysis Service general manager, Food Science Research Centre director and associate vice principal for research. In addition, he served as president of the Brazilian Milk Quality Council, a national, non- profit organization with a mission of promoting milk quality and mastitis prevention in Brazil, from 2004 to 2007. As the Interbull executive director, Dürr helped coordinate the organization’s transition from academics to a business-oriented operation, incorporating new services into the portfolio. He also skillfully guided Interbull through the genomic revolution and provided a network for scientific and dairy industry communities to develop the framework of applied cattle genomics. Additionally, Dürr created a dynamic web site to improve communication with service users and the general public, implemented a quality assurance infrastructure to comply with international standards, and helped streamline genetic evaluation operations to handle multi- country pedigrees and estimated breeding values. “With CDCB in its early stages of coordinating service responsibilities for calculating and distributing genetic evaluations and genomic predictions, providing dairy cattle management and benchmarking tools, managing data storage and analyzing and distributing dairy cattle data, João’s immense experience with business management transitioning, genetic evaluations, performance recording, data processing and database management will help the US dairy cattle industry build on its world leadership position and remain the gold standard in global genetic progress,” said CDCB Chair Ole Meland. “João understands how the United States - the most influential dairy cattle breeding country in the world - functions and possesses the managerial skills needed to coordinate a multi-dimensional operation and the entrepreneurship required to build a solid infrastructure of services. We look forward to João leading and managing CDCB’s business and financial operations, and building and improving the data and practices among CDCB’s partners.” For more information on the CDCB, click here .
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