The Gonsoulin Family has been raising cattle in south central Louisiana since 1770. Jean Francios de Beaumelle Gonsoulin, a land surveyor from France, registered the F2 brand in St Martin Parish, Louisiana of that same year. Along with raising cattle, our family includes a long list of butchers and meat market operators. Gonsoulin Land and Cattle, LLC initially began its grass-fed business in 2006. It is our intent to produce quality grass-fed beef using no antibiotics or growth hormones. We produce beef as Mother Nature has intended and conserve our natural resources in the process.
Our ranch is committed to the environmental programs recommended by the USDA-NRCS. We have been awarded the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Conservation Cooperator Award for outstanding accomplishments in the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources from the USDA-NRCS. We are very proud and watchful of our conservation practices.
We pay attention to the details. We work our cattle on horseback which results in a low stress, low pressure environment. It may take us a little more time to do things but the cattle prefer the decreased noise levels and gentle handling.
GLC has recently joined the American Grassfed Association, producer #0224. This organization conducts an on-site inspection of the ranch and allow the use of its labels on the products to be sold. This assures the consumer that the meat has met the grass-fed guidelines and has in place an inspection process from a third party.
We are also a member of the National and Louisiana Cattleman's Association in which we have proudly been accepted into the Louisiana Branded Beef Program which has a strict set of guidelines to make sure you are eating Louisiana grown beef.
We have also just received our license to use the "Certified Louisiana Product" label from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Please try our beef. We honestly believe that you will be able to taste the difference and enjoy serving it to your family and friends. We hope that our beef will find a permanent place at your dinner table.
Shannon, Toni, Taylor, John, Anna and Joshua Gonsoulin