How to Maintain a Sustainable, Quality Ranch

To many, living and working on your own land can be a dream. But without the proper maintenance, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare. Here are some tips and tricks to getting the most out of ranch life.

Keep Records For Everything

Keeping up with your finances and records is one of the most fundamental aspects of running a successful ranch. After all, financial stability is what keeps the ranch on the right path. Remember to stay up to date with the following: 

  • Titles
  • Deeds
  • Employee information
  • Livestock information
  • Tax Exemptions (Agricultural use & wildlife)
  • Machinery
  • Supplies
  • Repairs
  • Problems
  • Receipts 

Keeping records of everything allows you to gauge the profitability of maintaining the ranch and agricultural use or wildlife tax exemptions. There are many software programs available that help you do so. 

Care For Your Livestock

If you are using your ranch to raise livestock, proper care and maintenance is crucial. Preserving the worth of your animals requires ample space, food and grazing pastures, proper nutrition, and healthcare. In addition, ranch owners must be aware of potential threats to their herd: predatory animals and sources of illness. 

Keeping Up With Your Landscape

Whether you decide to keep your ranch functional or recreational, taking care of the landscape is no small feat. Your visitors expect to be wowed by natural beauty but still want a kept look. For a functional ranch, it’s even more important to be a good steward of the land. Overgrazing can become a serious issue. Pay attention to your soil, topography, and vegetation. Your buildings and equipment are also a vital part of your income. 

How dedicated you are to maintaining your ranch ultimately determines your success as a ranch owner. With some learning and investment, you can add “rancher” to your list of achievements. When you’re ready to take the next step, Bownds Ranches has a variety of ranch developments to choose from. 

The Ranch Life is Calling

Whether you’re buying or selling your Texas ranch, Brandon Bownds is here to help you find the perfect fit for your property needs. With his old-fashioned Texas values, boundless expertise of Texas ranches and relentless dedication, you can be certain that you are in expert hands in every step of the process. 

Call Brandon at (830) 966-6111 to start your ranch life journey today