Farm Manager

Shawn Pequignot and his family joined the G&G Longhorn family officially in November of 2019. Unofficially they’ve been a big part of G&G’s success for years. Any event that G&G held locally, Shawn and Seasons donated time and effort to help make it a success beyond what the average person would have done. But that’s not out of character for the Pequignot's as many people in the Longhorn industry have known that about them. Bear’s and Shawn’s relationship goes back almost 20 years and even Shawn’s children refer to Bear as “Uncle Bear”. When Bear proposed to his wife, young Sam and Hannah replied “Yay! A new aunt!” Jokingly Shawn told them Bear isn’t even their uncle and they could have called her Aunt Ashlyn all along anyway. Shawn and his son, Sam, starting running with Bear to events back in the early 2010s. Shawn had such a huge following on the East Coast that Bear would often say that getting out west was going to be an eye opener for him, not knowing anyone. Shawn admitted on that first trip that Bear was right.

The Pequignot's aren’t new to Longhorns. For almost 25 years they’ve operated Crazy Cattle Company in Pennsylvania. “I was a bull rider and tried raising any bull I could get my hands on that I thought might buck when it got old enough. While at my real job, we were building houses next to a Longhorn ranch. After watching these awesome animals for a couple days, I decided I needed one of those bulls to try and raise to buck. The man that owned the Longhorns was Tom Brown who become a good friend of mine. We made a deal on a bull calf and made arrangements to pick him up Friday after work. I borrowed my aunt’s two horse trailer and loaded him up. My dad and brother were following us through downtown Gettysburg, PA when the little guy decided to jump out of the trailer. We chased him on foot (with the help of one state cop car) until we got to the backside of town and he got in with some other cattle. The nice folks there said he could stay there for a day or so to calm down. Sunday morning the called and said come and get him, he got out the night before and their workers caught him and tied him to a post. A week later, that was so much fun, I thought I should get another one. This time the calf I wanted was too young to sell separate and Tom, being an insurance salesman talked me into buying the pair, even though I only wanted the bull. Using the same little trailer, I went to get my pair. When we loaded the cow up, she ducked her head under the chest guard in the horse trailer and used her magic horns to open the door of the tack area and was free to run. We figured we would load the bull calf and ome back for the cow the next day since she went through the fence and was back with the herd. This time the bull calf made it home. When we let him out, I found out he didn’t’ care about fence either. It got dark and so he was free for the night. The next day after work we got momma and headed home hoping we could find her calf. When we got home, he was in the neighbor’s field so we got a rope and a four wheeler and had our own little roping. Once we got them back together, everyone was fine. My brother who helped me with this little episode said “Man, this is a crazy cattle company!” That name stuck, but now I’m no longer 18, I don’t have time or energy for animals like that. “

Shawn brings a whole different level to G&G Longhorns. His personality and ability to make people feel comfortable and helpful is second to none. Shawn will head up our ever growing G&G Longhorn Beef operation. Stay tuned for more big things from Shawn.