Welcome to Aussie Acres Ranch

Situated in beautiful South Georgia, this 45 acre mini ranch is the home to a small and well bred Registered Texas Longhorn herd. In 2017, Barry and Susan Baskin purchased their first breeding stock based on their passion for the majestic Texas Longhorn, an icon of Texas and Southwest culture. Barry, a native Texan, remembered longhorns from his youth and for Susan, it finally brings her an opportunity to realize her childhood dream of caring for a variety of animals. As lovers of American history, they decided to invest in a breed that epitomizes the American West and has a history even longer than our country. When you think of cowboys and the wild west, you think of the Texas Longhorn.

Since their initial purchase, their herd continues to grow with their herd sire AA Phantom Sniper. They are selling heifers and bull calves in the Sale Pen to others looking to add longhorns to their pastures.  The picture on the right shows Rosie, one of their original longhorns and baby Dot, the first baby born at Aussie Acres.  Below there are pictures of mother and daughter in late 2023, and Dot's brought us her first baby early in 2024. They have such joy bringing new longhorns to others!

In addition to the Longhorns the Baskin's raise beef cattle and provide sanctuary to sheep, J.W., their quuarter horse, and their mini-mule Brownie.

Aussie Acres Ranch welcomes visitors, see Agritourism, where you can learn more about their two onsite AirBnB apartments, or come for a visit with their Meet and Greet Experience.  When you visit you can meet the animals, and maybe even see a demonstration of their herding dog, Kodak. And no visit to Aussie Acres would be complete without meeting Piper and Bandit, their Australian Shepherds. Whether you are coming for visit and tour or the spending a few nights, Aussie Acres Ranch is the perfect escape or place to celebrate :)  They hope to see you and your family or friends soon to share this little piece of heaven!


Longhorn History

For some background on our passion, the Texas Longhorn became the foundation of the American cattle industry by claiming first rights in the untamed, newly discovered Americas more than 500 years ago. In 1690, the first herd of cattle was driven north from Mexico to land that would eventually become Texas.

By the Civil War, millions of Longhorns ranged between the mesquite-dotted sandy banks of the Rio Bravo to the sand beds of the Sabine.  Less than 40 years later, the Longhorn was closer to extinction than the bison.

In 1927, the Federal government stepped in to help preserve the Texas Longhorn and a great part of our American heritage. Congress assigned two forest service rangers to the task to put the first herd together for Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Gradually, more breeders started raising private stock, recognizing the value of Texas Longhorns.