February 2022

It’s February at GLC Ranch, and we have finally been getting some cold weather. When the temperatures dip below freezing, extra chores get added to our routine.
First of all, to avoid costly repairs to our water troughs throughout the ranch, we have to turn off the water supply.

We have about 30 water troughs on the ranch that go to various pastures that are serviced by 4 different water pumps. Each of these pumps needs to be individually turned off at night, then reprimed and turned back on each morning.
Our water trough is set up in the center of the pastures, which allows us to use 1 trough to water 4 pastures. We also follow the NRCS guidelines which eliminates erosion by putting these troughs on limestone pads.

 We are also in the middle of calving season, as of today we have 20 newborn calves with another 70 to go. We tag, castrate, iodine the navals, weigh and match the moms with the newborns every day. 

We are getting our farm equipment ready to start working on the pastures to make sure we have our Bermuda grass ready to start grazing in mid to late April.
We are still feeding hay at this time which adds about 2 hours to our daily chore routine. Because we have had limited rainfall, the ryegrass/clover mix is not ready to be fully grazed. Mother Nature is always a wild card and she keeps us on our toes all year!

All the best,

Shannon Gonsoulin, DVM


 GLC processing plant is in full gear and processing our beef, lamb and hogs. Make you order soon if you are thinking about purchasing a 1/4, 1/2 or whole side of beef as the waiting list is growing. This is the most economical way to purchase large quantities of beef. Call 337-577-9160 for availability. 

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 Weekly Specials
Quantities are limited so don't wait!

February 2 - 8
Ground Beef and Beef Blends - $5.75/lb

February 9 - 15
Steaks - 15% off

February 16 - 22
Short Ribs - $6.50/lb

February 23 - March 1
Brisket - $9.50/lb


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Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet
submitted by Danielle Dawn

"I made this last night, added black beans for additional protein and to stretch it over more servings. Also added tri-color peppers to the initial ground beef sauté. Served over Trader Joe’s brown rice medley. It’s FANTASTIC, and just a good as leftovers. Nutrient dense, full of energizing veggies and my favorite grass-fed beef from Gonsoulin Land and Cattle. Sweet potatoes are from Lena Farms."

Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

yellow onion
grass-fed ground beef
chili powder and ground cumin
sweet potato
fire roasted tomatoes
diced green chilis
cheddar, Colby Jack or Pepper Jack cheese

Start by adding the ground beef and diced onion to a large skillet with a little bit of olive oil. Use a wooden spoon to crumble the beef. When the beef is nearly cooked through add in the garlic, chili powder and ground cumin. Cook everything for another minute and then pour it out onto a plate.

Wipe out the skillet and add in the diced sweet potato, fire roasted tomatoes, green chilis, water, more chili powder and cumin. Stir everything together, cover it with a lid and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Add the ground beef mixture in with the sweet potatoes and stir everything together. Top it with shredded cheese and cover with a lid for a couple minutes so that the cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro and serve with slices of avocado if you’d like.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

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