Organized as a corporation on January 17, 1977, Ag-World was owned by Jacob D. Cluver. Since its beginning, Ag-World has been one of the leaders in livestock exports, particularly swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep and goats.

Specialists on our staff include:

  • Jacob D. Cluver - CEO
  • Bruce D. Cluver - Founder
  • Chuck Bastrom (Xie Ji) - China CEO – Ag World China
  • Borris Xie (Xie Anyu) - Assistant of China CEO
  • Haryi Tuna Yukslen - General Manager – Ag World East Europe & Middle East
  • John Evans - Operations Mangers
  • Elise Lohrer - Bio-Genics Manager
  • Thom Larson - RENCO Manager
  • Dr. Clarence Moore - Dairy Science Specialist
  • Dr. Paul Walker - Beef Cattle Specialist
  • George Bruns - Swine Specialist
  • Phil Farrell - Horse Specialist



Jacob Cluver, CEO of Ag-World. Education: Bachelors Degree, Business Administration. Mr. Cluver has been working for Ag-World since 2005.

Bruce Cluver





Bruce Cluver, was the Founder of Ag-World, he began as Assistant Superintendent of Markets for the Illinois Department of Agriculture in charge of export promotion and later as General Manager of Illinois Produce International, another livestock export company before founding Ag-World. Cluver was honored in 1993 with the Alumni Achievement Award from the Illinois State University Alumni Association. 

Chuck Bastrom Ph.D.



Chuck Bastrom Ph.D. (Xie Ji) is our Asia CEO for Ag-World.

Education: Economy Scholar, MBA and Master of Animal Nutrition, and PH.D. in Animal Genetics. Previous work experience includes (US) HY-Line International 1997-1999. Mr. Bastrom has been working for AgWorld since 1999.

Borris Xie


Borris Xie (Xie Anyu) - Assistant of Asian CEO
Education: Major in International Finance graduated from Capital Economy University.

Hayri Tuna Yukselen is our Turkey and Middle East Manager for Ag-World. Education: Zootechnician ( M.Sc. ) Previous work experience includes ( TH ) Charoen Pokphand Group / Turkey and ( US ) Seminis Inc. / Turkey. He has worked several years in the East Europe and Middle East Agricultural Markets. Mr. Yukselen has been working for Ag-World since 2007.