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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
Mar 25, 2014

You Can Control Your Own Level Of Happiness2

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
how to implement new ideas on your cattle ranch
Oct 26, 2013

Tips For Overcoming Paradigm Lockdown

It’s easy to get caught in “paradigm lockdown.” I think we all do to a certain extent. However, the best ranchers continually resist paradigm....More
how to pick good employees
Sep 30, 2013

Are You A Cowboy, A Stockman Or A Grass Farmer?8

I really don’t care what you want to call yourself or your employees – cowboy, stockman, grass farmer or rancher. Personally, I would simply like to....More
tips to be a good rancher
Sep 02, 2013

We All Need To Be Lifelong Learners

With BEEF magazine beginning its 50th year of publication, I thought it might be appropriate this month to reminisce about key changes in my life and....More
grazing questions answered by cattle grazing expert
Jul 29, 2013

Can Time-Controlled Grazing Be Done Without Fencing?5

July was going to be my last article on grazing for awhile, but I received many emails with questions that I decided to devote another article to the....More
pasture grazing tips for beef producers
Jun 20, 2013

Proper Grazing Is A Rancher’s Most Rewarding Challenge1

Good cowherd grazing is the catalyst for reducing the amount of harvested cattle feed, increasing grazed feed, reducing labor and equipment costs,....More
grazing management trumps cattle genetics, cattle feed
May 29, 2013

The Ranch Profitability Secret More Powerful Than Genetics4

Well-managed grazing is actually a much more powerful tool for ranch profitability than cattle genetics....More
grazing management for beef cows
May 06, 2013

Manage Grazing For More Production & Profitability

Everything that we, through our livestock, and Mother Nature do to the land will have an effect on ecosystem process and will cause changes in....More
cow reproduction vital to ranch success
Mar 25, 2013

Solving The "Open-Cow" Dilemma Requires Reproduction & Fertility Management1

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 profitability1

Looking for more profit in your pocket? Turn to production systems highly dependent on soil, sunlight, rainfall, and personal ingenuity and....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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Burke Teichert provides readers with his practical take on efficient and cost-effective livestock production and ranch management.

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