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Getting on the “Bus”

On September 29, 2009 in General by spope

We are shipping a lot of birds, but we still have frustrations. We have had a couple of orders of mature pheasants get delivered, and the terms were COD, and the customer tells our driver they don’t have a check – and what are our drivers to do. Read More »


Crossing the Border

On September 26, 2009 in General by spope

It was a good week for our pheasant farm. We shipped a lot of pheasants, more than we anticipated going out this week. There were a few bumps in the road. Read More »


Planning for the 2010 Season

On September 22, 2009 in General by spope

After about 3 weeks of dry weather, it rained. The dry weather made it easy to move out 7 week birds to the pens and made it easier for the catching crew to crate shipments, but we really needed the rain. Read More »


Running our Farm as a Business

On September 18, 2009 in General by spope

I’ve got an issue that, at times, really frustrates me. But I hesitate to write about it because it sounds whiny. But in today’s game bird market conditions – the issue is confronting me so often – I’m writing about it – here goes. Read More »


Our 2010 Pheasant Management Seminar

On September 15, 2009 in General by spope

Today I spent a good part of my day planning for our 2010 Pheasant Management seminar which will be held March 7-10, 2010. This will be our 7th seminar – and we want to make it the best one yet. Read More »


Daily Financial Decisions

On September 14, 2009 in General by spope

Today was another 80+ degree day. We’re shipping out lots of mature birds, and therefore making space (2nd use pens) for late (July) hatched pheasant chicks. Read More »


A Shift in the Pheasant Market

On September 12, 2009 in General by spope

There has been a noticeable shift in our pheasant markets. Here are some of the shifts we see – The very high end preserves seem to be affected the most. Read More »


On our farm we are now planning in earnest for 2010. How many breeders to keep (and how many of each breed), how many chicks to start on the farm – all are decisions we need to make, and soon. Read More »


Expensive Pheasant Feed

On September 8, 2009 in General by spope

We are just trying to figure out how to make running a commercial pheasant farm a profitable enterprise. Demand obviously is down and yet delivery costs, feed costs, virtually all our costs are up. Read More »


Who is Making Money?

On September 3, 2009 in General by spope

We are finally really getting going shipping birds. It’s tough to know if we are making any money doing it though. I am so perplexed – feed prices are still $80 to $100 more a ton than we paid 2 years ago – yet commodity prices are (from what I see) only a little higher than they were 2 years ago. Read More »