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What is the Largest Pheasant Breed Offered at MacFarlane Pheasants?

The Extra-Large Ringneck Pheasant is the largest pheasant breed we offer on our farm. This breed is primarily Mongolian blood and is a real challenge for bird dogs to get into flight! These big birds tend to be ground runners. When they do get off the ground they are slower flyers. The cocks weigh in between 3.5-4 pounds and hens weigh between 2.5-3 pounds, at maturity. They are about 1 pound larger than the standard Ringneck, which is our biggest seller. The Extra-Large Ringneck appeals to hunt clubs and growers for two main reasons. Read More »


Who Benefits from Our Feed Truck?

On November 9, 2016 in General by spope

Who Benefits from Our Feed Truck?

The feed truck pictured here, has been in use for about a year now at MacFarlane Pheasants. In the past we had feed delivered from a third-party vendor. The feed truck purchase has definitely improved our ability to take charge of our feeding schedule and costs. Read More »


All About Feed and Record Keeping at MacFarlane Pheasant Farm

We go through about 6000 tons of feed per year to feed our birds. Those tons of feed translate into the 2nd largest constant expense on the farm. The importance of record keeping can’t be overstated. Feed reconciliation is kept on a spreadsheet where every feed delivery is recorded with the invoice price and the date payments are made. The spreadsheet  information allows us to assess the data and find out all the information we need to know about feed in order to make wise decisions about our feed purchases. Read More »


Popular Game Birds in 2016-2017

On October 28, 2016 in General by spope

Popular Game Birds in 2016-2017

The Chinese Ringneck is our best seller at MacFarlane Pheasants. We expect to sell over 450,000 of these birds in 2016-2017. They are the most popular breed in the United States. Since they were brought here from China in 1881, they have continued to flourish and can be found in over 40 States. Hunters love them for their excellent flying ability and beautiful coloring. Read More »


Hunt Clubs Offer Awesome Variety During the 2016-2017 Season!

MacFarlane Pheasants is delivering pheasants all over North America to Hunt Clubs, who are preparing for another exciting year. They are offering a variety of birds to support the varying interests of hunters and many have found those birds at our farm. Here are the numbers of birds sold so far this fall: Read More »


Who Wants to Shop on a Pheasant Farm?

If you want to find a large variety of cooked and uncooked pheasant, a variety of exotic meats, or just a gift for someone special, you want to shop at MacFarlane’s Pheasant Farm! The store has been part of the farm since 1986 and the products offered have always appealed to folks within driving distance of the farm and area visitors who want to take a unique gift back to their hometown. Read More »


Pheasant Deliveries and our Newest Driver!

Paul Dwyer recently changed positions at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.  Until 2 weeks ago he was the Coordinator of Mature Pheasant Sales. Paul loved talking to customers about their pheasant deliveries. Then, when we needed drivers, Paul stepped up to the challenge. He joined 13 other drivers delivering pheasants all over North America. He was very excited about meeting the customers and seeing their facilities, and he is a real asset in this position because he is familiar with our customers and understands their needs. So for 15 of the last 16 days Paul has been on the road! Read More »


Is An Alarm System Needed On Our Farm?

Is an alarm system needed on our pheasant farm? The answer is yes, if we want to sleep at night! Having consistent temperatures is crucial to the success of raising our chicks. The most important use of an alarm system is to detect temperatures that get outside of our desired range. We began using a new system in July called Smart Barn, because our former alarm system was going out of business. Read More »


What is Happening in MacFarlane’s Food Division?

We caught up with Shayne Noller, food products manager at MacFarlane Pheasants, to find out what is new and exciting in the Food Division, during fall 2016, He wanted to give a shout out to the staff currently working with him to fill orders and get ready for the holiday rush! So our first order of business is to thank Terey, Luz, Brenda, Cynthia, Nate, and Dave for their work in our food production room. We would not be able to fill all the orders without them. He then took the time to talk about the orders that come in during the holiday season. Read More »


Everyone Cooperating to Help Others (ECHO) features MacFarlane Pheasant

ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others), in Janesville WI, held a fundraiser on Saturday evening, September 24, 2016, at the Janesville Country Club. MacFarlane Pheasants donated the pheasant for this “Culinary Delight” and Chef Kevin Halpin created pheasant hors d’oeuvres consisting of breaded pheasant pieces, cold pheasant salad bites, and pheasant pizza. The dinner included a honey pan fried pheasant breast with a spicy sauce that was out of this world. Steak, salad, vegetables and cheesecake completed this delicious meal. This culinary delight raised some much needed funds for community members who are struggling with basic needs. Read More »