Texas Land Stewardship and Restoration

Texas is full of gorgeous land and ranch properties, but they must be kept updated and restored to allow their full beauty to show through. In this category, you will find different resources to enhance and show off your gorgeous piece of rural Texas real estate.

Texas Ranch

Found 17 blog entries about Texas Land Stewardship and Restoration.

cowboy on horseback tending cattle

Owning a ranch is hard, but not impossible.

Time, money, and energy are a rancher’s most precious resources; and how you spend them will make all the difference. Successful ranchers are more than willing to go against the grain (literally and figuratively) in order to run a healthy, thriving operation. If you want to learn how to increase your ranch’s profitability and longevity, there’s one truth you have to build your foundation on - Practicality always trumps luxury.

water source in a green pastureBuild Your Ranch From the Ground Up

The richer your soil, the more you can produce and graze on your land. Rotational grazing is a simple way to improve soil health and increase plant diversity. Planting cover crops will allow livestock to graze through the winter, which

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Texas Hill Country Vineyard

Spring is in full swing in Texas!

Now's the time to give your ranch a fresh start with some spring cleaning. A little shredding, replanting, and organizing can make a huge difference for the rest of the year. Every season, you likely deep clean the house, donate unwanted belongings and tidy up your exterior. The same concept can easily be applied to your farm and ranch, albeit on a much larger scale.

Livestock enclosureTend to Livestock Enclosures

Whether you raise horses, cattle, sheep, or chickens, it’s time to give their homes a little extra attention. Drain and clean out any built-up gunk in your troughs, and restock any food supplies in bulk, if you can. It’s easy to let storage areas get cluttered, so dedicate extra time to create an organization

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Water Gap

The Hows and Whys of Water Gaps

Water gaps are highways for all sorts of things on a ranch: water, fish, and cows? Let's hope not. 

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, and your cows know it. Now that the spring rainy/flash flood season is here, they may be eagerly anticipating the opportunity to stroll downstream, or upstream of your ranch once your water gaps have been washed out. 

Right now is a great time to rid the creek banks, ravines, and washes of any upstream debris that might make the repair or replacement of your water gaps more difficult. This may be a particularly important task given the abundant deadfall and debris resulting from the great snowpocalypse of 2021.

Don't know what a water gap is? Watch

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Drilling rig on Texas ranch

Texas is Rich in Mineral Rights

Texas's rich soil contains precious resources that can lead to profit or heartache for landowners, depending on who owns the mineral rights. Mineral rights are, quite simply, the legal ownership of mineral deposits beneath the surface of a property. In a completely efficient world, the one who owns the surface of the land would own the resources beneath. 

Doesn’t the surface owner always own the mineral rights under their property? In reality, mineral rights can also be owned by previous surface owners, corporations, or third parties. Mineral-rich states that have an abundance of oil, gas, coal, gold, silver and other precious minerals are also the most likely areas for the “mineral estate” and the “surface

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bluebonnet field in Texas

Texas Land Is Valuable

One of the fastest ways to build wealth is through owning property. Owning land is an investment, and the effort and commitment have long term advantages that will benefit you and future generations. Leasing has its perks, but our team at Legacy Broker Group believes it pays to play the long game.

Texas land is unquestionably valuable. According to the U.S. Census, Texas has a current growth rate of 1.80%, which makes it the third-fastest growing state in the country. Real estate will always be a limited commodity, and as the population increases available land will only become more precious. As far as investments go, land ownership has the greatest potential for increased value and profitability.

wood fence on Texas ranchOwning Texas Land

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face of hereford cow

 

Preparing Cattle For Spring: A February/March Cattle Management Checklist

 

It's calving season! If your ranch follows most producers' guidelines, preparing cattle for springtime is essential for your herd's wellbeing. Proper calf management is critical to increase herd performance and potential profit. Keeping your cattle on a schedule, doing your research, and maintaining grazing pastures are non-negotiables for healthy, profitable cattle operations. Keep reading to learn how you can implement the best practices for your herds! 

Calving Season Preparation and Recovery:

In February, cattle managers’ main focus should be on calving preparation and recovery. As far as preparation goes, move any bred heifers to the calving area at least

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2021 is the year of the quiet getaway. Travel is an uncertain industry at the moment, and road trips have risen in popularity for wanderlust seekers. Thanks to the Lonestar State’s massive size and population, local travelers can enjoy convenient access to a plethora of locales, landscapes, and attractions without ever stepping foot in an airport. Keep reading for a list of quiet destinations off the beaten path that capture the essence of Texas. 

Pedernales Falls State Park

This 5,212-acre park is home to Hill Country wildlife, limestone waterfalls, and nearly 20 hiking and biking trails. The park rests along the banks of the scenic Pedernales River, just east of Fredericksburg. Visitors can camp, hike, mountain bike, geocache, bird watch, and
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Man fly fishing for rainbow trout in Texas

 

Fly fishing is an elusive, captivating adventure that allows participants to be up close and personal with nature. Unlike hunting or traditional fishing, there’s nothing to separate man from beast when it comes to fly fishing. Casting a line to float just above the water is an athletic masterpiece that takes finesse, technique, and experience. Although most of the world’s most scenic fly fishing locations are located in mountain streams and rushing rivers far above the Mason-Dixon line, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been bringing the gem of fly fishing to Texans everywhere for over 30 years. Rainbow trout are the crown jewel of fly fishing, but Texas waters are too warm to create a natural habitat for breeding and longevity.
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When it comes to hunting, the ethics debate rages hot and heavy – and will likely continue ad infinitum. The fact is, hunting is a major sport all over the world, and in many cases, the industry contributes massively to the economy of a large number of third-world countries.

For example, hunting tourism is big business across the African continent. It brings in plenty of people from across the globe who are looking to take down one of the Big Five. The money they bring with them goes to the country’s GDP and to the conservation parks that organize the hunts. In addition, that money and the act of hunting helps the conservation parks to control the number of animals they have.

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Mineral leasing is the act or process of granting the rights to extract minerals (including gas and oil) from the owner of those rights, to a third party, usually a company.

Mineral leasing can be a daunting and complicated process but has its opportunities, specifically the significant profits for mineral rights holders for minimal risk and effort.

Read on to learn about some of the issues involved in mineral leasing Texas land or ranch properties. Our mineral leasing tips for beginners are below...

Step 1: Look at All Your Options

If a company approaches you with an offer for leasing minerals off your land, be sure and consider the fact that if one company is interested, there is a high chance that they aren’t the only ones.

Look for

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