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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 »


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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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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


We are so excited to share our latest food product adventure in Mexico. We were contacted by a distributor in Mexico about some resorts that were looking for a unique center of the plate option at their restaurants. We were happy to provide them with our delicious and nutritious pheasant! Read More »


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We are in the process of switching over to plastic crates from Ruff Tough Kennels, to ship our pheasants and partridges. Eventually, wood crates will be outlawed because they are not able to be disinfected, easily. This is why plastic crates are a big deal in the game bird industry, right now. We are pretty excited about how we got the crates we have and the progress we are making toward perfecting them with the co-owner of Ruff Tough Kennels, Doug Sangl. Read More »


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Deante Calvin is one of the most positive employees at MacFarlane Pheasants. He is friendly and kind to everyone he meets.  We are so happy he is an employee with us, and that he’ll be celebrating his 6 year anniversary in May 2018. Bill MacFarlane says that Deante says hello to everyone and he always smiles.  He graduated from Craig High School in 2012 and came to work at MacFarlane’s right after that. Read More »