The ranch currently runs a high quality commercial cattle herd of cross-bread cattle, with principally Angus, Herford, and Beefmaster breeding. The ranch cattle are split into two main herds, with a smaller third herd maintained for replacement heifers. Bulls are grazed separately, except during breeding season.
The Yavapai Ranch was one of the first ranches in the Southwest to have a Combined Resource Management Plan under which multiple government agencies together with the ranchers and sportsmen advise creation of the grazing plans. The cattle are managed on a short duration grazing system utilizing about 55 pastures.