The Jensen Family
Ranching since 1930...
The Jensen's story dates back to the 1930's. Ranching has been part of the family for generations. Brothers Ole and Si Jensen started the ranch, they also competed in horse pulling competitions and worked in the timber industry. The Yelm ranch is still owned and operated by the Jensen family today!
Steve and Karen Jensen, 3rd generation of Thurston County ranching Jensen's, purchased the western portion of the Tenino ranch in the early 1980’s.
Sons, Kevin and Mike were born in to ranching and have continued to be part of the family business at Riverbend Ranch with Kevin managing the day to day operations. Today the ranch is self-sufficient and working to provide a wonderful future for the Jensen family, now watching the 5th generation grow!
The Next Generation
Oldest son and ranch foreman Kevin Jensen graduated from Washington State University in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. Kevin married his sweetheart Krystal in August of 2011 and currently lives on the ranch with their two daughters Dalynn and Kacie.
Riverbend Ranch today is the forefront of the Jensen family’s expansion into all natural grass finished locker beef, lamb, and pork. The Jensen’s use pasture management and irrigation in the summer to keep the rich and fertile Skookumchuck valley soil in the perfect nutritional balance for beef cattle.