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Pheasant Farmers Have to Collect Data!

Hen barn data collection is an essential part of growth and development at MacFarlane Pheasants. We use data to determine breeder selection because we want to breed the highest quality birds for our customers. Read More »


Send Us Your Favorite Pheasant Stories and Pictures

As the new year begins, I’ve been thinking about the many ways we could better serve our customers through our blogs. We have shared our experiences on the farm, our best practices for raising pheasants, and many support topics about raising chicks and mature pheasants during this past year. Read More »


Dressed Pheasants from the Cutting Room to Your Table

Shayne Noller oversees the daily operations of the cut room and the shipping department at MacFarlane Pheasants. The birds are processed and cleaned at Twin Cities Pack, located in Clinton, WI, just a few miles south of the farm. Read More »


The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 3: The Road Not Taken

William (Bill) MacFarlane has been leading MacFarlane Pheasants since he was 24 years old. He followed his uncle, Ken MacFarlane, and his dad, Don MacFarlane, into the family business after graduating from the University of Houston in 1979. Read More »


Don’t Miss the Biggest Pheasant Event of the Year!

In addition to hearing speakers who will cover all aspects of the pheasant industry, you’ll have the opportunity to network, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. Read More »


Importance of Water Line Sanitation

Water is essential for life and is considered an essential nutrient. Death will occur quickly in both plants and animals when insufficient water is available. Read More »


Open Space

On December 4, 2015 in General by spope

Open Space

Having the correct open space in a flight pen is just as important as having cover.  The thicker your cover, the more open space you need.  Pheasants need a place to sun themselves, dry off or dust.  If the entire pen is full of cover the birds will get ornery. Read More »


The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 2: All in the Family

Don and Ken MacFarlane grew up together on a farm 10 miles east of Janesville, Wisconsin, that their grandfather had established in 1849 when he emigrated from Scotland. Read More »


The History of MacFarlane Pheasants, Part 1: The Making of the Farm

William (Bill) MacFarlane, the president of MacFarlane Pheasants, has been leading the business for 36 years, but the evolution of the company began 86 years ago with the dreams of Bill’s uncle, Ken MacFarlane. Read More »


Planning Ahead for Newly Hatched Chicks

One of the more exciting moments on our farm is when baby chicks begin to hatch. However, there are many steps to complete in the brooder barns before hatching begins, to prepare for the 500,000 chicks we hatch each year. Read More »