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Keeping Humidity Down

On September 27, 2013 in General by spope

Humidity can be a problem in our barns. Humidity can create wet bedding, or litter. Read More »

Seminar Blog

On September 24, 2013 in General by spope

Every other year MacFarlane Pheasants hosts a 3-day seminar on Pheasant Managing where they invite speakers to come and share their knowledge with the attendees. Read More »

Composter Update

On September 17, 2013 in General by spope

Now that we’ve had our new composter for nearly a year it would be good to give you an update on how it’s working. We switched from incinerator to composter for financial and productivity reasons and have been pleased with the results. Read More »

Alarm System

On September 13, 2013 in General by spope

The Farm Alarm Monitoring System is a wireless system with a master unit that gets hard wired into a phone line and several satellite units installed into our individual rooms or barns to monitor temperature, loss of water pressure, power loss, and lights. Read More »

Small Business, Big Reach

On August 30, 2013 in General by spope

MacFarlane Pheasants has the distinct pleasure of being considered North America’s largest pheasant farm, but still retains status as a small business. How can this be? Read More »

Hun Update

On August 28, 2013 in General by spope

Since the last update in May, we have raised all 8 hatches of Hungarians. All the birds are now adults with the 8th hatch – born in late April – at 13 weeks old. We have learned a lot about raising Huns through this process. Read More »

The cold wet spring certainly has been a challenge. Our pheasant breeders are in outdoor pens, and not only is egg production depressed from the conditions, but the eggs that are laid often are muddy. Our egg production hit 24,000 eggs a day this week, and that is a lot of eggs to wash. Read More »

Despite the coldest February and March any of us can recall, our Hun Building was set up and ready for our first hatch of huns this past Tuesday March 19th. The picture here is of our “table room” where the baby hun chicks start out on tables. Read More »

Even More Snow On The Way

On February 16, 2013 in General by spope

We are on a record pace for the number of times our pen crew staff have taken down and then put back up the pens in one season. Read More »

Wholesale Pheasant Business

On January 24, 2013 in General by spope

Each year weather, wild bird population, speculation by producers and economics result in extra birds in some areas of the country and sometime shortages in other areas. Read More »