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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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