Senior Analyst - Animal Protein
Don Close is a senior RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness analyst, responsible for analysing all animal protein sectors, although he specialises 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.
Don has conducted research on a wide range of topics including confinement cow/calf operations, lean finely textured beef, ground beef and development in international trade. He is also a regular speaker for state, national and international livestock groups across North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Currently, Don authors bimonthly columns for the National Cattlemen Beef Association’s publication and is working on market issues at the intersection of marketing and ag policy.
Close is a graduate of West Texas A & M University. He has a bachelor’s in agricultural economics.
Publications by This Author
Poultry Quarterly Q4 2021: Global Market Recovers on Improved Fundamentals, but Southeast Asia Struggles
Podcast: US Beef Market: Looking Strong, Staying Strong
Pork Quarterly Q3 2021: Looking for Growth Amid Uncertainties
Poultry Quarterly Q3 2021: Improving Local Industry Performance, Shifting Trade Flows
Sector Team Animal Protein
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