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Keagan Strange, our Hatchery Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants, was among the many outstanding presenters at our13th International Pheasant Management Seminar on March 6th-9th, 2022. The topic he presented was about short incubation periods during egg storage (SPIDES) to increase hatchability. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants raises and sells approximately 500,000 exceptionally beautiful mature pheasants each year. Pheasants are naturally beautiful birds but can also be aggressive toward each other. Before our pheasants are placed in flight pens to grow to maturity, we spend time putting peepers on each and every one of them. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants’ cookbook is free and has a wide variety of recipes. If you follow our cookbook link, you can download this treasure! Entrées, soups, salads, appetizers, and recipes for other game meats are detailed in this wonderful kitchen reference. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants Food Product business is unique. We have complete control of our pheasant products from the farm to the consumer. Our pheasants are fed natural grains and grown in the safest and most humane manner. We have our own cutting and packaging facility to assure all of our customers from individuals to restaurants, and other catering professionals receive products with exceptional flavor. Our shipping standards ensure that our products arrive quickly and safely. Read More »


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We are so excited about purchasing a new Kubota Skid Steer at MacFarlane Pheasants. Traver Weber, our maintenance manager, explored both used and new skid steers before deciding that a new one would be the best long-term investment. His decision to negotiate for a new skid steer involved meeting with all of the managers, first, to discuss the farm needs. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants raises breeder hens in Missouri at three sites. Troy Cisewski, our Director of Production, is responsible for overseeing the three sites we have there. They are all located within a 30-minute driving distance of each other, and there are four production barns at each site. The Missouri breeder barns offer an added level of security to our egg production, in case we would ever have a bio-security concern at our Wisconsin facility. Troy travels between Wisconsin and Missouri and has daily contact with the Missouri farms when he is in Wisconsin. Read More »


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Ground cover in our flight pens at MacFarlane Pheasants is needed to provide shade in the summer from the sun, protect our birds from storms, and provide something to pick at so birds don't pick at each other. Pheasants can be injured if they don't have enough space or cover to escape a more aggressive bird. Ragweed, a North American plant from the daisy family, is a type of cover that can cause lots of extra work in our flight pens. Read More »


Creating A Unique Taco Bar

On April 22, 2022 in General by spope

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MacFarlane Pheasants' Food Division sells pheasant meat, but in addition to our farm-grown pheasant, we carry a ground game package that includes ground pheasant, venison, ostrich, and buffalo. This package is ideal for creating a unique taco bar! Read More »


Celebrating Bill MacFarlane!

On April 15, 2022 in General by spope

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The Ag Business Council of Rock County selects two people each year to be inducted into the distinguished Rock County Agricultural Hall of Fame. On April 8, 2022, Bill MacFarlane was honored with this award. Many friends, family, and employees were present at the celebration. The presenter of Bill’s award was Jim Raymond, a retired banker and a long-time friend of Bill. He described our boss eloquently. Let me share just a portion of his praise. Read More »


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The earth completes one revolution in its orbit around the sun in one year or 365 days. Sunlight changes as the earth moves in its orbit, and thus we have four seasons. Our work at MacFarlane Pheasants changes with the weather. Winter is one of our most productive times of year on the farm. Read More »

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