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Jun 01, 2015

Can ranching be sustainable without profits? Burke Teichert says no2

In some people’s minds, profit is a dirty word. And sustainability is nirvana. But ranches can’t be sustainable without being profitable....More
May 07, 2015

Ranch managers: Are you a seeker of truth?5

Successful ranch managers, however, have learned that real progress comes when they open their minds and become seekers of truth....More
Apr 06, 2015

6 steps to low-input cow herd feeding1

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
Mar 04, 2015

5 ranching lessons I learned from my employee and mentor2

Those who help us learn life’s important lessons don’t necessarily rank above us in age, title or responsibility....More
Feb 19, 2015

5 keys to a profitable beef cow herd7

Once a rancher recognizes the inter-connectedness of four areas of management – production, economics and finance, marketing and people – it becomes....More
Jan 08, 2015

9 ranch management concepts to improve your ranch4

Perfection is never achieved, but excellence can be. Here are nine tips for strategic ranch management from Burke Teichert, former vice president and....More
Dec 23, 2014

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
Nov 20, 2014

Is Ranching An Art Or A Science? Or Both?2

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?2

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?2

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 Heifers4

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 & Livestock1

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?2

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