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Old 05-26-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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I plan to call the County Assessor tomorrow but just curious. Anyone know how many horses you must keep/acre in the south San Antonio/Guadalupe County area to qualify for the Open land ag exemption? Do they have to produce foals every year or just periodically? Do you have to have a stallion or can you just do AI? Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:10 AM
 
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I plan to call the County Assessor tomorrow but just curious. Anyone know how many horses you must keep/acre in the south San Antonio/Guadalupe County area to qualify for the Open land ag exemption? Do they have to produce foals every year or just periodically? Do you have to have a stallion or can you just do AI? Thanks for the info!
yes you need to produce animals on a regular basis

I do not believe AI makes a difference

you also need to have the "owner" of the property be it an individual or corporation need to have their primary income from Ag

the number of animals per acre will vary by area, but you basically need to be "keeping up with the neighbors"

horses are very hard on pasture because they will graze it to bare ground so they will have a lighter stocking rate than cows or goats

so one horse per 5-10 acres might have you right even with the neighbors.......1 horse and one foal every year on 100 acres......not so much

here is a very recent similar thread

buying an AgExempt property - how to keep exemption?
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Default ag use vs open land

I'd read that thread. I had at one time heard that it was 4 mares and 1 stallion with at least 2 foals per year but I didn't know if that was universal... Also, from what I have read you only need the owner to have their primary income be ag if you are shooting for the actual agricultural exemption and not the open land reduction.... Open land actually only takes the land into account and its use, not the owner.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Deerfield
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Texas A&M article on Ag Exemption

http://recenter.tamu.edu/pdf/1361.pdf
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:35 AM
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Or, you can raise a few mini donkeys on 15 acres or so like the guy did in Hill Country Village I doubt on a 10 million dollar (+/-) home and property, his main income is from mini donkeys Also, I think you need to contact the appraisal district and not the assessor's office
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:45 AM
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You should be aware that when the land is no longer exempt there is a tax rollback for the last 3 - 5 years. Be sure to read the rules thoroughly or consult a tax specialist (Arthur Veltman & Associates comes to mind). You don't want to think you are saving money and then get a tax bill for $$$ a couple of years later.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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Does anyone know what the requirements are for wildlife management?
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I bought some land that had an AG exemption. I applied for the same exemption because I was growing hay but was denied. They rolled back the taxes and I owed taxes on the property BEFORE I OWNED IT!! Not fair. I even paid Alamo title to run a search to make sure I had a clear title. They don't check for AG exemptions which mean't if I didn't pay those taxes, they would put a lean on the land, making my "Clear Title" anything but! I feel like I got screwed and everyone agreed with me but there was nothing anyone could do. I fought it for 5 years and finally sent them a check. " As through this l life you travel you will meet some wicked men, some will rob you with a six gun and some with a fountain pen"
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Does anyone know what the requirements are for wildlife management?
Here you go, TN. I was looking into this myself for after we make the move out of town.

TPWD: Agricultural Tax Appraisal Based on Wildlife Management
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