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Jano Smith Works At MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

Jano Smith shared his experiences in Astummerica, working at MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. He joined the farm crew in March of 2017, traveling all the way from Schweizer-Reneke in the North West Province of South Africa. This province of around 40,000 people is sometimes called the City of Sunflowers.  Read More »


Record Keeping In The Brooder Barn

On November 14, 2017 in Brooder by spope

Record Keeping In The Brooder Barn

Record keeping is essential to making business decisions at MacFarlane Pheasants. In the brooder barns we record key information on a daily basis. There is a mortality sheet in each workroom. The workroom is a special room for sanitation right before the chick barn. Information recorded at the top of the mortality sheet includes the barn number, the number of chicks placed into the room and the hatch date. Read More »


Empty Bowls Event Is a Smashing Success

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was honored to participate, with more than 50 local businesses, individuals and other community volunteers to support the Empty Bowls Event at Parker High School on October 28, 2017. Empty Bowls brought in 650 guests to enjoy the 34 soups, breads, desserts, pottery, and entertainment organized for this event. This is an annual event established to support Everyone Cooperating to Help Others (ECHO) and is an important fundraiser for all of the people served by this agency. Read More »


10 Steps to Prepare for a Delivery of Mature Game Birds

Hopefully you are nearly prepared for your upcoming delivery of game birds from MacFarlane Pheasants. If you want to be sure you are fully prepared, I would recommend a complete reading of our guide “Setup and Care for a Delivery of Adult Birds Manual.” This manual is free and located on our website under “resources.” Listed below are 10 reminders to make your delivery and the care of your birds a smooth and successful process. Read More »


Some customers, who buy from MacFarlane Pheasants Inc., prefer to raise their own pheasants to maturity. This is the reason they buy our starter birds. This season, 20,700 starter birds were purchased. These starter birds are pheasants at 7-8 weeks of age. Read More »


Incubating and hatching pheasant eggs requires a specific process to insure success. The process we use at MacFarlane Pheasants is documented in our online booklet called The Complete Guide to Incubation. You can download our booklet for free and try incubating and hatching your own baby pheasants! Let me use this article to share some of the finer points of preparing and incubating pheasant eggs so you are aware of just what it takes to end up with beautiful baby chicks! Read More »


White Pheasants Are Raised Year-Round at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

We will raise 220,000 white pheasants on our farm this year which is a substantial increase in these birds, from just a few years ago.  The white pheasant is occasionally born as a mutation in the Ringneck breed. What we found out many years ago is that when white pheasants are selectively bred, they produce more white pheasants. These birds are bigger than the typical Ringneck and very tasty. We use white pheasants for 100% of the meat we sell because of their taste and size. Their average size is 2.5-3 pounds when dressed! Read More »


Customer Service at MacFarlane Pheasants. Inc. is Outstanding

We have five talented people in our office at MacFarlane Pheasants. Their backgrounds are as diverse as the colleges they attended. They are experienced, educated and dedicated to outstanding customer service. Read More »


Fighting Hunger by Filling Empty Bowls-October 28, 2017

Let me begin by inviting you to attend the Empty Bowls event at Parker High School, 3125 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, WI, on October 28, 2017, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Read More »


Reasons Why Buyers Prefer MacFarlane Pheasants

The number one trait buyers look for in a pen raised bird is performance like a bird naturally found in the wild. We have literally used a lifetime of experience to raise all of our pheasants with the attributes of a perfect wild pheasant. Our birds are uniform in size and right in the desired weight range to be the best flyers (around 2 pounds). No one wants a fat pheasant. Hunt clubs want their pheasants to be the best flyers and the most beautiful examples of wild birds!  Read More »