Don Close

Senior Analyst - Animal Protein

Don Close was a senior RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness analyst, responsible for analyzing all animal protein sectors in North America, although he specialized in beef.

Prior to joining Rabobank, Don served as a market director for the Texas Cattle Feeders Association in Amarillo, Texas, representing cattle feeders in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He previously held roles with AzTx Cattle in Hereford, Texas, Future Beef Operations in Parker, Colorado, and PHI Marketing Services at Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Des Moines, Iowa.

Close is a graduate of West Texas A & M University. He has a bachelor’s in agricultural economics.