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 history includes serving as a university faculty member, cattle reproduction specialist, and manager of seven cattle ranchers for Deseret Land and Cattle.

Teichert retired in 2010 as vice president and general manager with AgReserves, Inc., where he was involved in seven major ranch acquisitions in the U.S. and the management of a number of farms and ranches in the U.S. as well as Canada and Argentina.

In retirement, he is a consultant and speaker, passing on his expertise in organizing ranches to be very cost-effective and efficient, with minimal labor requirements. His column on strategic planning for the ranch appears monthly in BEEF magazine.

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Burke Teichert: Are you a low-input, high-management rancher?

The right cattle with low input costs will always be more profitable. How are you combining high management with low inputs to match your cow herd....More

Burke Teichert: Five foundational ideas for a successful ranch

In this month’s column, Burke Teichert goes back to the basics and discusses the foundational aspects that drive his thoughts and actions....More

Can ranching be sustainable without profits? Burke Teichert says no

In some people’s minds, profit is a dirty word. And sustainability is nirvana. But ranches can’t be sustainable without being profitable....More

Ranch managers: Are you a seeker of truth?

Successful ranch managers, however, have learned that real progress comes when they open their minds and become seekers of truth....More

6 steps to low-input cow herd feeding

Burke Teichert prefers a “low input” feeding approach, in which producers are willing to take the rough edges off the natural environment. Here are....More

5 ranching lessons I learned from my employee and mentor

Those who help us learn life’s important lessons don’t necessarily rank above us in age, title or responsibility....More

5 keys to a profitable beef cow herd

Once a rancher recognizes the inter-connectedness of four areas of management – production, economics and finance, marketing and people – it becomes....More

9 ranch management concepts to improve your ranch

Perfection is never achieved, but excellence can be. Here are nine tips for strategic ranch management from Burke Teichert, former vice president and....More

8 tips for being a better ranch manager in 2015

To start 2015, Burke Teichert reflects on some of his writings and presents eight thoughts he thinks can help us become better cattle ranch managers....More
ranching takes art and science

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

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