Farm Manager

Shawn Pequignot and his family joined G&G Longhorns 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 Pequignots, as many people in the longhorn industry know. G&G and Shawn’s relationship goes back almost 20 years. Shawn and his son, Sam, helped haul G&G animals to events back in the early 2010s. He had such a huge following on the East Coast that he has bridged across the country. Shawn brings a whole different level to G&G Longhorns. His helpful personality and ability to make people feel comfortable is second to none.  

The Pequignots aren’t new to longhorns. For almost 25 years, they 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 come 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. “