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.

Posts by Burke Teichert

soil health is important for your cowherd

Soil Health Comes First, Then Grass & Livestock

In recent columns, I’ve touched on the following topics: • Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and....More

Whose Definition Of Sustainability Should We Abide By?

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

You Can Control Your Own Level Of Happiness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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