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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cow reproduction vital to ranch success
Mar 25, 2013

Solving The "Open-Cow" Dilemma Requires Reproduction & Fertility Management

The bottom line is that nothing about the cow is as economically important as reproduction. Burke Teichert explains how we can solve the "open cow"....More
ranch managment costs
Feb 25, 2013

Seven Keys To Ranch Profitability

The prices of fuel and equipment have risen significantly faster over time than the market value of cattle. Therefore, I prefer a production system....More
cull cows
Jan 23, 2013

Why Are Beef Producers So Afraid To Cull Cows?

In my last three articles, I’ve discussed managing toward a 30-day calving season, developing and selecting replacement heifers, and culling cows and....More
culling bulls
Jan 02, 2013

Tips For Selecting Bulls, Culling Cows

If you raise your own replacements, the bulls you select become the future of your herd. Meanwhile, judicious cow culling can clean up your herd and....More
replacement angus heifers
Nov 29, 2012

Tips For Selecting Replacement Heifers For The Beef Herd

Managing reproduction starts with selecting replacement heifers. For a long time, I thought that a combination of performance records and visual....More
Oct 10, 2012

Three Steps To A 30-Day Calving Season

Management of reproduction really includes the manipulation of genetics, nutrition, fertility and estrus, and marketing. If you change any one of....More
Sep 25, 2012

Where Do Great Management Ideas Come From?

I wrote last month about a simple experience that caused me as a young man to begin to expand the paradigm of my thinking. It enabled me to see....More
Aug 28, 2012

Is Your Ranch Ready For New Ideas?

Over time, many ranch managers get bogged down into thinking that they’re doing the right things exactly as they ought to be done. When such a....More
Jul 25, 2012

Profit Per Cow, Or Per Acre?

As livestock producers we often focus on productivity per cow. But that focus, along with intensive selection for growth, hasn’t done much to....More
Jun 22, 2012

A Pitch For Operational Simplicity

It’s probably apparent from my previous articles that I have a strong bias toward operational simplicity. When considering war on cost, the....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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