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Mister Market Does a Good Job of Sorting Out Value Added Programs Beef Cattle Operators Can Choose From

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 6:05:55 CST

Mister Market Does a Good Job of Sorting Out Value Added Programs Beef Cattle Operators Can Choose From Mike Thoren is the President and CEO of JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeders LLC- and our guest the next several days on the Beef Buzz. We are talking about where the cattle feeding business has been, where it is today and where it may be going with this key player in this segment of the beef cattle industry.


Thoren was on campus at Oklahoma State University this past week as the featured speaker of the Totusek Lectureship. Thoren has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC since the Company’s inception. From 2003 until 2005, Thoren was the President and CEO of ContiBeef LLC, a former wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Grain Company.


On this Beef Buzz- we focus on value added programs-and Thoren says that the market is very efficient in determining the value of cattle going through the many different programs available to producers. Thoren adds that some programs offer more value than others.


We also talk about the current cash market- and where we might go for price discovery if cash trade gets too thin. He says that for right now, the cash market is adequate.


Thoren continues as our guest on the Beef Buzz- click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear the Wednesday November 10, 2010 edition of the Beef Buzz. And you can click here for our Tuesday Beef Buzz with Mike Thoren- which has a link back to our Monday conversation as well.

The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the state on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the listen bar below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   
   

Ron Hays talks with Mike Thoren of JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC
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