News from the Ranch

We are very Proud to have our Beef Place 5th Overall in the American Royal Grass Fed Steak Competition this past year in Kansas City, MO!

This is a premier, nationwide, steak competition that we are humbled to have our beef place in.

Our Ranch has been featured in both the
"Louisiana Agriculture Magazine"
and the
"American Grass fed Association Magazine"
for our efforts in promoting and raising grass fed beef.

Go to our Facebook page to see the links to the articles.

Results from American Royal Steak Competition. Our calf number was 916.

Shannon giving a talk to Louisiana Agriculture Extension Agents in Abbeville about Direct Marketing and our beef products.

"New Orleans Food and Wine Experience"

Our ranch was invited to participate in the 2012 New Orleans Food and Wine Experience held at the New Orleans Convention Center on May 25 and 26. Chef Matt Murphy of The Irish House Restuarant in New Orleans served our grass fed beef as his entree. We had a tremendous response from the public as well as chefs from other restaurants.

Shannon is helping to serve the crowds gathered at The Irish House booth for a taste of locally raised grass fed beef.

Chef Matt Murphy of The Irish House in New Orleans with Shannon and Toni at the New Orleans Food and WIne Experience.

Very large crowds gathered to taste the best of food and wine that New Orleans has to offer

Chef Matt Murphy of The Irish House, New Orleans, LA

Alabama Farmers Federation Beef Division Tour

Our ranch was pleased to host the Alabama Farmers Federation Beef Division Tour on October 30, 2012. Mr. Nate Jaeger, Director of the Alabama Beef Producers, visited us with 2 tour buses and 95 eager Farmers and Ranchers from Alabama. The tour included riding out on wagons to see the conservation practices along with our unique grazing system and grass fed beef operation. There were several stops in which participants were given reasons for our forage types, herd health program and direct marketing.

Producers unloading from buses

On Tour of the Ranch

Shannon discussing strip grazing while NRCS Range Specialist, Stuart Gardner looks on

Participants eating Gonsoulin Land and Cattle grass-fed beef hamburgers

Shannon Gonsoulin, Nate Jaeger, Harvey Gonsoulin and Stuart Gardner

We would like to thank the Iberia Parish Cattlemans Association and the LSU Ag Center for helping to cook and serve the tour group