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We are excited to tell you about MacFarlane Pheasants 13th Pheasant Management Seminar to be held March 6-9, 2022! We have talented and experienced game bird experts, visitors from all over the world, and vendor booths at our seminars. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants has been successful in business for 92 years, and communication has always been key to our accomplishments. We currently have ten teams and a corresponding manager for each team. Read More »


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We manage the price of feed at MacFarlane Pheasants in a couple of different ways. It is essential to watch the commodity markets and establish contracts when prices are as low as we think they will get for the year. Read More »


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Who says grilling out is just for summer? The truth is that firing up the grill is even better in the fall because the air is crisp and comfortable around the hot grill! Read More »


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Troy, Director of Production here at MacFarlanes, revealed some great news about egg collection at MacFarlane Pheasants’ facilities during the 2021 season. We collected 2.2 million eggs between January 25, 2021, and July 15, 2021, from the 17,600 breeders located at our Missouri sites and the 9,000 breeders that we kept in flight pens in Janesville, Wisconsin. Read More »


Cover Management in Flight Pens

On August 31, 2021 in General by spope

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At six to seven weeks of age, pheasants get moved from the brooder barn into flight pens. They will get raised in flight pens until they are mature, around 22 weeks of age. Properly managing the cover in flight pens is an essential step to producing a quality pheasant. Understanding how cover can positively (or negatively) affect the birds is important. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants sells pheasant across the United States, Mexico, Japan, and Canada. Just a few years ago, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. had a huge inventory of thigh meat. Read More »


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Chef Shannon Shaffer has served pheasant more than once. He is a Wisconsin Native, who is now the Head Chef at Design Cuisine in Arlington, Va. Chef Shaffer planned the Inaugural dinner for Barrack Obama. Read More »

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Preparing Chicks for Shipment through the US Postal System

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. ships approximately 1.2 million chicks through the postal system each year. Shipping that many chicks requires a great deal of planning before they reach their final destinations. Read More »


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The main purpose of flight pens is to keep our pheasants safe and keep predators out. Rain, snow, wind, and heat are weather events that affect the flight pens at MacFarlane Pheasants. Read More »