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What is the Big Deal About Maintenance?

We have lots of equipment at MacFarlane Pheasants and we spend a great deal of time making sure that every piece of equipment is kept in great shape. It is important for us to protect our investments, from feed and water systems to delivery trucks. If we don’t maintain our equipment, we waste our resources and we just can’t let that happen, if we want to keep our business profitable! Read More »


Hatching Time At MacFarlane Pheasants

It’s hatching time at MacFarlane Pheasant Farm, and we are busy! We will have about 40 hatches of Ringneck Pheasants between February and August of this year. Each hatch varies, but we will typically have about 16,000 Ringneck chicks per hatch. We have also begun the hatching of Hungarian Partridges (Huns) and French Partridges. We will probably have 6 hatches of 8,000 Huns in each hatch and 12,000 French Partridges in each of 3 hatches! Read More »


Secret to a Successful Business Plan

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. didn’t get to be so successful without a plan. We began by developing core values, followed by a mission for our business and careful communication with every employee on the farm. Read More »


How to Protect Pheasants From Wild Birds and Ground-Dwelling

The protection of our pheasants and the other game birds we raise is a high priority at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Wild birds are a hazard we can’t afford to ignore! Birds of prey, such as red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and even bald eagles, prey on our pheasants.  Starlings populations are a huge nuisance and there are lots of them! We take precautions each year to control starling populations on the farm. Read More »


2016 Bi-Annual International Pheasant Management Seminar is a Hit!

March 6-9, 2016 was spent hosting guests from all over the United States. Several attendees came from the UK, Canada, and even a few folks from France came to learn and network about the pheasant industry! Read More »


The Journey from Chick to Mature Pheasant-We can help!

Are you interested in raising pheasant chicks to maturity on your own farm? You won’t want to miss our excellent resource, The Insider’s Guide to Pheasant Rearing, where you’ll find tips and tricks to help you start preparing for an exciting pheasant raising adventure. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants Forms Unique Partnership with Rock Valley Community Programs

MacFarlane Pheasants has always had a deep commitment to serving the community through both financial contributions and service. Read More »


Steps to Raising Hungarian Partridges—It’s Worth the Challenge!

The Hungarian partridge is also known as a gray partridge, an English partridge, or simply called a “Hun.” The Hun is a small bird with a short neck and tail and tends to be a little skittish, but quite beautiful. Read More »


Why Do We Love USDA Inspections?

On February 23, 2016 in General by spope

Why Do We Love USDA Inspections?

We are excited to share our thoughts about United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification in our food division at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. and our processing plant, Twin Cities Pack! Read More »


The One Tool No Pheasant Farmer Should Do Without

You might wonder how we remember what we did last year that worked so well in the brooder barn or how to best take care of the Winter White Pheasant or the Hungarian Partridge. Read More »