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

grazing management for beef cows

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

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

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

Seven Keys To Ranch Profitability

The prices of fuel and equipment have risen significantly faster over time than the market value of cattle. Therefore, I prefer a production system....More
cull cows

Why Are Beef Producers So Afraid To Cull Cows?

In my last three articles, I’ve discussed managing toward a 30-day calving season, developing and selecting replacement heifers, and culling cows and....More
culling bulls

Tips For Selecting Bulls, Culling Cows

If you raise your own replacements, the bulls you select become the future of your herd. Meanwhile, judicious cow culling can clean up your herd and....More
replacement angus heifers

Tips For Selecting Replacement Heifers For The Beef Herd

Managing reproduction starts with selecting replacement heifers. For a long time, I thought that a combination of performance records and visual....More

Three Steps To A 30-Day Calving Season

Management of reproduction really includes the manipulation of genetics, nutrition, fertility and estrus, and marketing. If you change any one of....More

Where Do Great Management Ideas Come From?

I wrote last month about a simple experience that caused me as a young man to begin to expand the paradigm of my thinking. It enabled me to see....More

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

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

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