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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
Jun 05, 2012

Moving From Strategy To Tactics

Over the past 10 months, I’ve presented strategies to make most ranches more profitable. Among them are: planned, time-controlled grazing;....More
Apr 30, 2012

What Is Good Grazing Management?

In the April issue, I described four ecosystem functions: water cycle, mineral cycle, energy flow and biological succession. Our grazing management....More
Mar 28, 2012

Consider Ecological Functions To Better Manage Grazing

I believe in “good grazing” or grazing management as a way to be more efficient and more profitable. For me, the topic is much broader than most of....More
Feb 28, 2012

Moderate Cows With Moderate Milk Work Best

I've revealed my preference in earlier articles for small- to moderate-sized cows with moderate milk production. I'm sure some would....More
Jan 26, 2012

Efficiency Is All About The Dollar Signs

There’s a lot of talk these days about efficiency. Much of it focuses on feed efficiency in a feedlot setting, but it is just as important at....More
Jan 12, 2012

Rethink Your Analysis and Decision-Making Tools

During my years as a manager, the thing I liked the least was gathering information and doing analysis for decision making. However, I really liked....More
Dec 01, 2011

Employee Improvement Starts At The Top

“Continuous improvement of the key resources” is one of my five essentials for successful ranch management. While drought, fire and our own mistakes....More
Oct 14, 2011

Before You Supplement, Review The Science

When I talk or write about my "five essentials for successful ranch management”, I often get questions, and sometimes challenges, about my point of “....More
Oct 01, 2011

Marketing Cattle Is More Than Just Selling

In my list last month of “five essentials” for successful ranch management, I listed “emphasis on marketing” last, but that wasn’t because I consider....More
Sep 01, 2011

Why Ranches Fail

In my 40+ years in the beef business, I’ve watched and wondered why some owners who love ranching and would like to continue are forced to give it up....More
Aug 02, 2011

Five Essentials Of Successful Ranches

Five essentials to good success that, when thought of broadly, cover everything a manager needs to consider to have excellent results....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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