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Delivering Pheasants for MacFarlane Pheasants

It wasn’t long ago that MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.was looking for more drivers to deliver mature pheasants all over the United States and Canada. After a good response to ads and a significant increase in wages we were able to find excellent drivers. We started making deliveries in September and will finish up with our last deliveries for the season in March. Read More »


North American Game Bird Association Convention 2019

Brian Klein, Sarah Pope, and Bill MacFarlane represented our farm at the North American Game Bird Association (NAGA) Convention in Savannah, Georgia January 14, 15, 16, 2019. MacFarlane Pheasants has been a member of NAGA for two generations. Read More »


How is MacFarlane Pheasants doing In The Deep Freeze?

The last few days in the Midwest have been snowy and freezing cold! Temperatures have been breaking windchill records with air temperatures in the - 20’s and windchills at up to -50+ in Janesville and Milton, Wisconsin. Obviously, folks at MacFarlane Pheasants in both Milton and Janesville have been on high alert. Thousands of mature pheasants live in outside pens awaiting shipment to customers all over the United States. All is well on our farms. Our hearty birds are wired for the cold and our experienced crews know how to provide them with the extra boosts needed to ensure their safety. In addition to checking on our pheasants at first light every day and again at the end of each day we add some tasks to the routine. Read More »


Ground Pheasant Can Be Used To Make Tasty Dinners

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. raises Ringneck Pheasants, with white feathers, to produce the pheasant food products they sell through their food division. These pheasants have less fat and more breast meat than the typical Ringneck Pheasant. We sell our food products to distributors, restaurants, grocery stores, cruise lines, and individuals. Read More »


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 »