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General Information

President & Chief Executive Officer — Mike Thoren
SVP & Chief Risk Officer — Luke Lind
Chief Financial Officer — Jerri Lynn Magana
Vice President, Operations & Chief Operating Officer — John Foley
SVP, Environmental and Sustainability — Tom McDonald
Vice President, Human Resources — Donna Hendren
Vice President, Information Technology — Ron Cook

By The Numbers

Total Team Members — More than 600
One-Time Feeding Capacity — 865,000 head

Five Rivers Cattle Feeding is the world’s largest cattle feeding company with 13 feedyards in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and Idaho. We have a one-time feeding capacity of more than 865,000 head of cattle, market more than 1.8 million head of cattle per year and employ more than 600 people.

Five Rivers provides high quality cattle on a timely basis to processing facilities and other customers. Through our research programs, we actively improve our cattle feeding nutrition programs, production practices and operations to develop cattle that meet the needs of a
wide range of specialty markets and customers.

We take pride in our safe, environmentally sustainable feedyard operations where the land and the livestock under our care are given first priority.

Mike Thoren

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mike Thoren has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Five Rivers since the Company’s inception.  From 2003 until 2005, Mike was the President and CEO of ContiBeef LLC, a former wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Grain Company.  Mike began his career with the Cattle Feeding Division of Continental Grain Company in 1991 and worked his way up through the Company as feedyard General Manager, Director of Feedlot Operations, Vice President of Operations, and CEO.  Mike received his Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Washington State University.  Mike is active in a number of local and national industry groups.

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