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ranching takes art and science
Nov 20, 2014

Is Ranching An Art Or A Science? Or Both?

When I am engaged in managerial thought and decision-making, I often wonder if beef production is art or science? And is it good science or bad....More
Oct 30, 2014

The Importance Of Beef Reproduction – What, How, Why?

The goal of genetics is not to maximize production, but to seek what is best for your production and marketing environment....More
employee management
Sep 22, 2014

4 Ways To Better Manage Your Employee Relationships

As managers of businesses engaged in agricultural livestock production, we must manage four areas: production, economics/finance, marketing and....More
improving cattle industry genetics
Aug 19, 2014

Do You Want Progress Or Change In Cattle Breeding?

We have great tools; but, because of genetic and environmental antagonisms, I think we need to be satisfied with slow change in a balanced approach....More
3 alternatives to replacement beef heifers
Jul 23, 2014

3 Alternatives For Replacement Beef Heifers

A well-run, profitable ranch should be able to cull cows at any age and make a good profit from the cow’s lifetime production when you include her....More
soil health is important for your cowherd
Jun 27, 2014

Soil Health Comes First, Then Grass & Livestock

In recent columns, I’ve touched on the following topics: • Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and....More
May 18, 2014

Do You Like The Results You’re Getting?

I’ve found that many of us would rather do day-to-day ranch work than go to the office and put the necessary tools and information together to work....More
Apr 27, 2014

Whose Definition Of Sustainability Should We Abide By?

We as farmers and ranchers should do all we can to understand sound ecology and manage to make our operations economically and ecologically....More
Mar 25, 2014

You Can Control Your Own Level Of Happiness

I was privileged to spend some time recently with the operations people at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, NE.  One of....More
Feb 26, 2014

In Ranch Management, People Make The Difference

The manager’s job is to create an environment in which people want to excel and then provide the tools, training and freedom to do it....More
Jan 23, 2014

The Basis Of All Agriculture Is Attention To The Soil

It’s important to understand that we must first take care of the soil if we want to be truly sustainable – economically, ecologically and socially....More
tips to sustain your ranch
Dec 26, 2013

Are You Operating Your Ranch For Profit Or Convenience?

If ranching isn’t fun and profitable, it isn’t sustainable. Thus, there’s very little incentive for the next generation to carry on....More
Nov 26, 2013

Profitable Ranching Necessitates Both Mental And Physical Work

Most of the financially strapped ranches that I encounter are doing what they do quite well. The problem is that what they’re doing and what worked....More
how to implement new ideas on your cattle ranch
Oct 26, 2013

Tips For Overcoming Paradigm Lockdown

It’s easy to get caught in “paradigm lockdown.” I think we all do to a certain extent. However, the best ranchers continually resist paradigm....More
how to pick good employees
Sep 30, 2013

Are You A Cowboy, A Stockman Or A Grass Farmer?

I really don’t care what you want to call yourself or your employees – cowboy, stockman, grass farmer or rancher. Personally, I would simply like to....More
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Burke Teichert

Burke Teichert was born and raised on a family ranch in western Wyoming and earned a B.S. in ag business from Brigham Young University and M.S. in ag economics from University of Wyoming. His work...
What's Strategic Planning For The Ranch?

Burke Teichert provides readers with his practical take on efficient and cost-effective livestock production and ranch management.

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