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The Holidays at MacFarlane Pheasants

Now that we've posted a picture of our Christmas Tree, we never posted the tree skirt one of our staff from the office had made for the tree! Read More »


What you need to know about Avian Influenza

I attended the annual National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) conference this past June in Charlotte, NC as a Wisconsin delegate.  I learned more about Avian Influenza than I’d wanted to know. Read More »


How Much Do Pheasants Cost?

On December 18, 2014 in General by spope

How Much Do Pheasants Cost?

It seems like a simple question, but the answer is that at MacFarlane Pheasants, there isn’t a fixed price for adult pheasants. Read More »


The USDA Is Inspecting Our Pheasants

For the last two months, MacFarlane Pheasants has been moving through the USDA certification process. To this point our meat processing plant has been state inspected, and every year it undergoes a third-party audit. USDA certification will allow us to sell our pheasant meat across the world, and it will open up certain clients that demand USDA certification before carrying our meat products. Read More »


Town Hall Meetings

On December 14, 2014 in General by spope

I can honestly say one of the biggest reasons we have grown to what we are now is because of our staff. Pheasant life is not for everyone. It can require odd hours and working in extreme temperatures. During busy times, we all must be very meticulous and yet efficient at the same time. Read More »


Pheasants On Credit

On December 12, 2014 in General by spope

Pheasants On Credit

Keeping track of how MacFarlane Pheasants spends its funds is something I take seriously. That’s why we’ve developed good habits when it comes to dealing with our monthly credit card statement. Read More »


The Weather’s Impact on Our Farm

On December 11, 2014 in General by spope

The Weather’s Impact on Our Farm

Rain today, snow tomorrow. Such is life in the Midwest for you. This week the forecast has it all, and we are busy getting the farm ready for the season change. Read More »


Feed prices and their effect on Gamebirds prices

Nothing is sure but death and taxes . . . and that costs continue to go up when raising Gamebirds. Although I use pheasants as the focus of this article, the points made are just as true for partridges and quail. Read More »


Raising Pheasants Without Peepers

On December 5, 2014 in General by spope

Raising Pheasants Without Peepers

A select group of our customers want pheasants that have been raised without peepers. The birds are flightier, and western U.S. hunters love how wild they act. Read More »


Back In The Cash Crop Business

On December 3, 2014 in General by spope

Back In The Cash Crop Business

We row cropped our land for fifty years, raising mostly corn and beans, and until the early 1980’s using the harvested corn and beans in our feed we mixed ourselves. Read More »