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What Does the Sale of Whole Foods Mean for MacFarlane Pheasants?

News that Amazon will finalize the purchase of Whole Foods by the second half of 2017 is rampant on the internet. The articles consistently mention a deal for 13.7 billion dollars!  Whole Foods stores have been in business since 1980.  They opened with one store in Austin, Texas and now have 460 stores across the United States. Whole Foods has been selling MacFarlane pheasants for years and they are one of our biggest customers! This is why the future acquisition of Whole Foods, by Amazon, put us all on high alert! Read More »


Dressed Bird Business Continues to Expand

Our Food Division at MacFarlane Pheasants has expanded over the past year. New opportunities became possible after we became USDA certified in 2015. This verification was a long process, but resulted in our ability to sell our pheasant products all over the world! Read More »


10 Christmas Ideas for Your Pheasant Loving Friends

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and we are so happy to offer you some exciting choices for your pheasant loving friends and family!  Items can be purchased at our store in Janesville or online and we are sure that your gifts will delight the recipients and arrive on time! MacFarlane Pheasants’ employees pride themselves on quality service. Read More »


Pheasant Deliveries and our Newest Driver!

Paul Dwyer recently changed positions at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.  Until 2 weeks ago he was the Coordinator of Mature Pheasant Sales. Paul loved talking to customers about their pheasant deliveries. Then, when we needed drivers, Paul stepped up to the challenge. He joined 13 other drivers delivering pheasants all over North America. He was very excited about meeting the customers and seeing their facilities, and he is a real asset in this position because he is familiar with our customers and understands their needs. So for 15 of the last 16 days Paul has been on the road! Read More »


What is Happening in MacFarlane’s Food Division?

We caught up with Shayne Noller, food products manager at MacFarlane Pheasants, to find out what is new and exciting in the Food Division, during fall 2016, He wanted to give a shout out to the staff currently working with him to fill orders and get ready for the holiday rush! So our first order of business is to thank Terey, Luz, Brenda, Cynthia, Nate, and Dave for their work in our food production room. We would not be able to fill all the orders without them. He then took the time to talk about the orders that come in during the holiday season. Read More »


MacFarlane Refrigerated Truck

We finally got a new refrigerated truck for all of our food deliveries!!! This is very exciting and it's also larger than our last truck. Read More »


MacFarlane’s Food Division is a Busy Place

Shayne Noller, our Food Division Supervisor, recently shared his excitement about how busy his crew has been during this last year. This was a recent post on our Facebook page that explains a part of Shayne’s excitement!  “Exciting things are happening at the farm today! We are shipping 40,000 pounds (over 1700 cases) of frozen pheasant to Japan. The container of pheasants will be trucked to Chicago, then it will go on a train to San Francisco and finally will take a boat ride to Japan." Read More »


Our Fabulous Pheasant Meat Is Everywhere!

MacFarlane Pheasant  reaches grocery stores and restaurants through food distributors who sell them to either smaller distributors or straight to restaurants and grocery stores. We work with Harris Teeter, Burris logistics, and Lipari foods. Read More »


Looking for a Healthy Alternative to Chicken?

MacFarlane Pheasant highly recommends pheasant for entrees, soups, hors d’oeuvres, tacos, enchiladas or any dish of your own creation. Pheasant has a unique, rich flavor that makes any meal a special occasion! 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 »