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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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
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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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