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The Team

The key Managment Team:

Gustavo Moglia Dutra

Vice President of Cattle and Farm Operations

Gustavo Moglia Dutra is the Vice President of Cattle Operations of Black Opal. His duties entail the management of the cow/calf herd and finishing operations of the company. He is also in charge of acquisitions for the processing aspect of Black Opal. The emphasis of his job has always been based on management systems focused on results.

Professor Dorian Garrick

Chief Advisor of Genetics and Breeding

Professor Dorian Garrick is Black Opal’s Chief Genetic and Breeding Advisor. Professor Dorian Garrick is additionally, the Chief Scientist at the AL Rae Center in the Institute of Veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences at Massey University in New Zealand. He received a First Class Honors degree in Agricultural Science from Massey University and a PhD from Cornell University. He was the inaugural appointment to the Jay Lush endowed Chair in Animal Breeding & Genetics at Iowa State University

Felimar Minuzzi

The Environmental and Social Sustainability Advisor for the Black Opal

Felimar Minuzzi is the Environmental and Social Sustainability Advisor for the Black Opal. He is the Founder and CEO of Marcon Ltda., one of the most prestigious agricultural production and agribusiness consultancy located in Rio Grande do Sul. Marcon Ltda. provides technical and economic services in agribusiness to ensure the sustainability of stakeholders, through management methodologies. They specialize in Rural Consultancy, providing technical assistance, topography, planning developm

Dr. Milton Pedroso

The Animal Health Manager of the Black Opal

Dr. Milton Pedroso is the Animal Health Manager of the Black Opal. He is responsible of designing the sanitary protocols and executing the daily activities of the company.