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May 05, 2016

Want good employees? Here’s how to create them1

It’s impossible to hire the perfect employee. But if you can find a person with the basic qualities you want, you can create great employees by being....More
Apr 07, 2016

Burke Teichert: How to manage your way out of a hard-calving cowherd3

It’s possible to manage your way out of a hard-calving cowherd, but it takes time and persistence....More
Mar 07, 2016

11 must-read profitability tips from Burke Teichert

After a lifetime of working very hard at trying to make ranching profitable, you learn a few things. Here’s a collection of the very best ranching....More
Feb 04, 2016

13 things to consider to holistically manage your cowherd

In ranching, everything connects with everything. Successful managers embrace this and approach ranch management from a systems perspective. Here’s....More
Jan 04, 2016

Does it really take six years to cover your costs on a cow? NO!1

Are you culling all the cows that need to go to town? Open cows that don’t wean a calf are draining your profitability....More
Dec 03, 2015

Why we need to let Mother Nature select replacement heifers3

Heifers that breed early in the breeding season are primed to be successful cows for the long haul. Making that happen doesn’t have to be hard work....More
Nov 12, 2015

Why working in sync with nature will benefit your operation1

Work in sync with nature and your operation, from the soil up, will benefit. Not just now, in the good times, but especially when the cattle cycle....More
Oct 12, 2015

Burke Teichert: How to build better land and soil1

Good grazing management can help you double your stocking rate. But it takes high management to be successful....More
Sep 10, 2015

Burke Teichert shares the secrets of a profitable cow5

Do you have a whole herd of good cows? No? Find out the steps you need to take to transition your cowherd now....More
Aug 10, 2015

Burke Teichert: Are you a low-input, high-management rancher?7

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
Jul 09, 2015

Burke Teichert: Five foundational ideas for a successful ranch2

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

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...
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