MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. organized and hosted the "11th Bi-Annual International Pheasant Management Seminar" March 4th-7th, 2018. Sarah Pope is to be applauded for spearheading the organization of this year's seminar. The accommodations and food choices were some of the best in our area! All the little details that make a seminar a success were in her capable hands.
Extensive drive-around and virtual tours were included, and a big hit with attendees. Seminar topics were covered by experts from all over the United States and included our own MacFarlane staff.
This year's seminar was hosted at the Ramada, located in Janesville, WI. More than 100 people attended the event and they came from all over the world. Most attendees came from the United States, but we were also pleased to welcome guests from the UK, France, Portugal, and Canada.
Some educational topics covered included:
- Cover in a Gamebird operation
- Modern Brooder Barn Ventilation
- Early Embryonic Mortality
- Raising Reeve's Pheasants,
- Brooding Hungarian Partridges
- Sexing Day-Old Chicks
- Egg Storage and Hatchability
- Pen Operation
- Food Production
- Necropsy Lab
- Feed Additives
- Seminar Testimonials
- MacFarlane's White Breeding Operation
- Mycoplasma in Gamebirds
- All About Biosecurity
- All About Feathering
- Interstate Movement of Birds
- Forsgren's Pheasant Farm
Comments about this year's seminar:
"I participated in my first MacFarlane's seminar in 2016. I really enjoyed meeting people working in the same sector from another part of the world; we have shared a lot of our respective experience. The technical presentations were interesting all along the seminar. I would like to thank Bill and his very nice team for this great time."
"It's amazing to meet raisers from around the world. Learning about new technological advancements along with the onsite tour make it a "must" to attend (in the future)."
OAK RIDGE PHEASANT RANCH
This event is the most comprehensive and detailed seminar, anywhere! Nothing compares to it.
We would like to thank our many guest speakers for 2018. Your presentations and expertise were a source of pride for the MacFarlane's and we know our guests enjoyed the experience.
Thank you, also, to our many attendees from all over the world. The shared stories and networking opportunities, available to all who were here, were lots of fun. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and will join us again in 2020.
If you weren't able to make this year's seminar we hope you will join us in 2020. It will be here before you know it! Please follow MacFarlane Pheasant Farm to keep track of all our events.