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Water Sanitation in Hen Barns at MacFarlane Pheasants

We are using a water sanitation system in our hen barns and in barn 7 called AANE. AANE (Automated Activation Non-Electric) is a cost-efficient system that eliminates the need for manual mixing. The unit dilutes the activated concentrate and keeps the mixture consistent. It does not require electricity or wiring. Only one water connection is required to provide activation of the product. Basically, the system activates chlorine dioxide on demand and an adjustable proportioner called Dosatron. Read More »

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Stephan Schutte Describes His Life in South Africa and Janesville, WI

Stephan arrived in Janesville, Wisconsin from his home in Schoemanskloof, South Africa on March 15, 2018. Like all of the workers who came here from South Africa, he went through a complex process with a company in South Africa that places workers in a United States work environment. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. was one of the employers that signed up with that company to accept workers who were vetted and could obtain a work visa. This is MacFarlane’s second year in the program. Stephan has nothing but praise for his opportunity to work at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants Appreciates Workers from South Africa

Production Manager Troy Cisewski shared his appreciation for returning South African workers at MacFarlane Pheasants and the four new workers he supervises at the breeder farm. Read More »

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Double-Checking Brooder Barns After Maintenance is Completed

A brooder crew’s work is never done! Last week, we described the maintenance that must be completed before the beginning of chick season. This week you will learn about all of the steps we take after maintenance is complete, but before our chicks are placed in the barns. Read More »

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30 Steps to Chick Barn Maintenance

If you want to raise healthy chicks, every function in the barns where they are raised must be in excellent operating condition. Barn maintenance is the first step in preparing for the chick season. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. employees go through the barns carefully each season to prepare for the chick season. Listed below are 30 steps they take during this process. Read More »


Farewell Felipe Nunez Casique from Your Friends at MacFarlane Pheasants

Felipe Nunez Casique worked for MacFarlane Pheasants for most of the last 20 years. He had been battling an illness for years. He passed away on May 28, 2018 at the home of his former wife, Buffy surrounded by his family. Felipe leaves behind three children who loved him dearly, eight siblings, and a large close-knit community. He was preceded in death by 2 sons. Felipe was born on January 26, 1967 in Mexico. Read More »

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Memories of the Past at MacFarlane Pheasants

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. is proud of its status as the largest pheasant producer in North America. They are even more proud of the family who fought to build the business beginning 89 years ago. It was a business built through both triumph and tragedy. The entire story was featured in a three-part series on our blog site, in 2015. What follows is a summary of those articles. Read More »


 Our Friends From South Africa Settle In At MacFarlane Pheasants

Dillon Seamster is the Process Crew Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants. He has been with us a little over three years. At this time of year, he is very busy getting peepers placed on all our young birds and getting them placed in pens to grow to maturity. His crew is also responsible for helping Farm Management setting up pens with feeders, huts and all the necessary equipment they need. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. Will Pay for Your CDL License

We are currently hiring part-time and full-time drivers to transport our live birds to buyers who live all over the United States and Canada. We will pay for and provide the assistance you need to get your CDL and pay bonuses once your temporary and your permanent CDL is issued. Read More »


What is James Clark’s Latest Adventure At MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc?

James Clark (Jim) has been a pheasant guy since childhood. His parents owned and operated Blonhaven, a pheasant farm and hunt club established in Milton in 1945. When Jim was just 26 years old, he bought the farm from his parents and operated it for 34 years, before retiring. Retirement didn’t mean losing his love of all things related to pheasants, though. Read More »