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Chicks, Chicks, And More Chicks!

On January 14, 2019 in Chicks by spope

Chicks, Chicks, And More Chicks!

Chicks raised in the Hen Barn under the guidance of Research Manager, Kate Rol-lette, are raised as pedigree breeders for the white pheasants we produce for food con-sumption at MacFarlane Pheasants. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants Featured on Public Television

Inga Witscher and her husband Orth operate an organic dairy farm in Osseo, Wisconsin. Inga is also the host of a Public Television program called Around the Farm Table. MacFarlane Pheasants was featured on the program on December 13, 2018. What an honor it was for us! Read More »


Merry Christmas From our House to Yours

The MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. employee Christmas party was held at The Armory in Janesville, WI on Friday, December 14, 2018. What a beautiful evening of fun watching children and adults enjoy time to celebrate the season with friends and family. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants can still help with Christmas gifts for friends, clients, and employees. We have so many choices of individual gifts and corporate gift baskets that you are sure to find an idea that is perfect everyone on your list! Read More »


Life on MacFarlane Pheasants’ Milton, Wisconsin Farm

Our Milton farm has about 40 acres under nets. We have three brooding barns and raised about 72,000 pheasants this year. We predominately raise the Kansas strain. What we call Kansas birds were bred and developed by the late Bernie Janssen, a longtime gamebird farmer from Kansas. Bernie bred his birds to have blue backs. The Kansas birds are a small pheasant - the cocks weigh 2.25 - 2.4 lbs. and the hens weigh 1.4 - 1.7 lbs. at maturity. The birds have a very erect posture. Read More »


How Do We Triage a Major Weather Event at MacFarlane Pheasants Inc.?

Major snowstorms or freezing rain events can be disastrous at MacFarlane Pheasants! Before and after these events we have a plan to protect our game birds. We watch the weather carefully and check our birds night and day during the winter to be sure all heaters are working, that our birds have feed and water, and that all fences and netting are in working order. After the event, employees triage the entire farm to determine if there is damage and if so, what our priorities are for addressing the issues. I’ve listed some typical priorities after a storm emergency. Read More »


Student Chefs Prepare Pheasant Chasseur and Other Delights

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc sent five employees on December 4, 2018, to attend the Blackhawk Technical School presentation of Pheasant Chasseur and other delightful foods at “The Armory” in Janesville, Wi. In our last article, we gave you the original recipe developed by Chef Joe Wollinger and his students. Today, we want to share our joy in seeing MacFarlane pheasant prepared and served with elegant and delicious sides by this talented group of student chefs, led by Chef Joe. Read More »


Deante Calvin Has Worked at MacFarlane Pheasants for Six Years!

Deante Calvin is one of the most positive employees at MacFarlane Pheasants. He is friendly and kind to everyone he meets.  We are so happy he is an employee with us, and that he’ll be celebrating his 6 year anniversary in May 2018. Bill MacFarlane says that Deante says hello to everyone and he always smiles.  He graduated from Craig High School in 2012 and came to work at MacFarlane’s right after that. Read More »


Learn all About MacFarlane Pheasants’ Retail Store

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. is located at 2821 South US HWY 51 in Janesville, Wisconsin. This is where our main farm is located and where our retail store is located. The store is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We hope you will stop in to see the great foods and gift products we have to offer!  Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants’ Employees Attended Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic 2018 in South Dakota

Sarah Baker and Sarah Pope represented MacFarlane Pheasants at the 2018 Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota February 16-February 18, 2018. This trade show, sponsored by Pheasants Forever is held every year and we make sure we are represented at this event. Read More »