Strategic Planning For The Ranch http://beefmagazine.com/blog/12736/feed en 6 steps to low-input cow herd feeding http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-steps-low-input-cow-herd-feeding <div class="node-body blog-body">Burke Teichert prefers a “low input” feeding approach, in which producers are willing to take the rough edges off the natural environment. Here are his six steps to low-input production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-steps-low-input-cow-herd-feeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/6-steps-low-input-cow-herd-feeding#comments Business Nutrition Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:10:00 +0000 88241 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 ranching lessons I learned from my employee and mentor http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-ranching-lessons-i-learned-my-employee-and-mentor <div class="node-body blog-body">Those who help us learn life’s important lessons don’t necessarily rank above us in age, title or responsibility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-ranching-lessons-i-learned-my-employee-and-mentor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-ranching-lessons-i-learned-my-employee-and-mentor#comments Ranch Management Beef Quality Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:06:00 +0000 87131 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 keys to a profitable beef cow herd http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-keys-profitable-beef-cow-herd <div class="node-body blog-body">Once a rancher recognizes the inter-connectedness of four areas of management – production, economics and finance, marketing and people – it becomes apparent that maximums are never the best or the most profitable level of production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-keys-profitable-beef-cow-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-keys-profitable-beef-cow-herd#comments Ranch Management Pasture Range Nutrition Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:18:00 +0000 86551 at http://beefmagazine.com 9 ranch management concepts to improve your ranch http://beefmagazine.com/blog/9-ranch-management-concepts-improve-your-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">Perfection is never achieved, but excellence can be. Here are nine tips for strategic ranch management from Burke Teichert, former vice president and general manager of AgReserves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/9-ranch-management-concepts-improve-your-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/9-ranch-management-concepts-improve-your-ranch#comments Ranch Management Business Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:47:00 +0000 85091 at http://beefmagazine.com 8 tips for being a better ranch manager in 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/8-tips-being-better-ranch-manager-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">To start 2015, Burke Teichert reflects on some of his writings and presents eight thoughts he thinks can help us become better cattle ranch managers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/8-tips-being-better-ranch-manager-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/8-tips-being-better-ranch-manager-2015#comments Business Strategic Planning For The Ranch Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:04:00 +0000 84591 at http://beefmagazine.com Is Ranching An Art Or A Science? Or Both? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-art-or-science-or-both <div class="node-body blog-body">When I am engaged in managerial thought and decision-making, I often wonder if beef production is art or science? And is it good science or bad science or, perhaps good science poorly applied? Or, is it good art or bad art, or an attempt at good art that is poorly done?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-art-or-science-or-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranching-art-or-science-or-both#comments Ranch Management Business Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:44:00 +0000 82321 at http://beefmagazine.com The Importance Of Beef Reproduction – What, How, Why? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-beef-reproduction-what-how-why <div class="node-body blog-body">The goal of genetics is not to maximize production, but to seek what is best for your production and marketing environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-beef-reproduction-what-how-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-beef-reproduction-what-how-why#comments Ranch Management Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:32:00 +0000 81561 at http://beefmagazine.com 4 Ways To Better Manage Your Employee Relationships http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-ways-better-manage-your-employee-relationships <div class="node-body blog-body">As managers of businesses engaged in agricultural livestock production, we must manage four areas: production, economics/finance, marketing and people. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-ways-better-manage-your-employee-relationships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-ways-better-manage-your-employee-relationships#comments Ranch Management People Business Employee Management Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:27:00 +0000 80071 at http://beefmagazine.com Do You Want Progress Or Change In Cattle Breeding? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-want-progress-or-change-cattle-breeding <div class="node-body blog-body">We have great tools; but, because of genetic and environmental antagonisms, I think we need to be satisfied with slow change in a balanced approach – maintaining or slowly improving genetics for cowherd productivity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-want-progress-or-change-cattle-breeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-want-progress-or-change-cattle-breeding#comments Ranch Management Business Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:04:00 +0000 78671 at http://beefmagazine.com 3 Alternatives For Replacement Beef Heifers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-alternatives-replacement-beef-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">A well-run, profitable ranch should be able to cull cows at any age and make a good profit from the cow’s lifetime production when you include her sale weight. Here are 3 alternatives to retaining replacement beef females. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-alternatives-replacement-beef-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-alternatives-replacement-beef-heifers#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Sectors Strategic Planning For The Ranch Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:33:00 +0000 77631 at http://beefmagazine.com Soil Health Comes First, Then Grass & Livestock http://beefmagazine.com/blog/soil-health-comes-first-then-grass-livestock <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In recent columns, I&rsquo;ve touched on the following topics:</p> <p>&bull; Empowered People, because everything in our businesses happens because of and through people &ndash; usually those closest to the business, land and livestock.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/soil-health-comes-first-then-grass-livestock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/soil-health-comes-first-then-grass-livestock#comments Pasture Health Ranch Management Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:46:00 +0000 76711 at http://beefmagazine.com Do You Like The Results You’re Getting? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-results-you-re-getting <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve found that many of us would rather do day-to-day ranch work than go to the office and put the necessary tools and information together to work on a strategic plan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-results-you-re-getting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-results-you-re-getting#comments Business Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Mon, 19 May 2014 01:23:00 +0000 75231 at http://beefmagazine.com Whose Definition Of Sustainability Should We Abide By? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whose-definition-sustainability-should-we-abide <div class="node-body blog-body">We as farmers and ranchers should do all we can to understand sound ecology and manage to make our operations economically and ecologically sustainable. Hopefully this will demonstrate to consumers that we care, we are competent and we can produce an abundance of safe food while caring for the environment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whose-definition-sustainability-should-we-abide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/whose-definition-sustainability-should-we-abide#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Sustainability Strategic Planning For The Ranch Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:58:00 +0000 74311 at http://beefmagazine.com You Can Control Your Own Level Of Happiness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-control-your-own-level-happiness <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I was privileged to spend some time recently with the operations people at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, NE.&nbsp; One of the managers within that group mentioned how much he enjoyed his job, but pointed out that there were some days and events that he could do without. My response was that &ldquo;every job has its cows to milk.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-control-your-own-level-happiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/you-can-control-your-own-level-happiness#comments Ranch Management Employee Management Strategic Planning For The Ranch Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:48:00 +0000 72811 at http://beefmagazine.com In Ranch Management, People Make The Difference http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-management-people-make-difference <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-management-people-make-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/ranch-management-people-make-difference#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Employee Management Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:14:00 +0000 71681 at http://beefmagazine.com