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Our crew has been waiting for warmer weather (and for the rain to stop) to move out our first birds of the year. Read More »

The Last Bird

On April 28, 2011 in Employees by spope

Our mature bird shipping season finally has come to an end. Read More »

Our breeder flocks are at full production and we have 10,000+ seven week old pheasants ready to go into pens and it snowed. Read More »

Big Saturday For Our Pen Crew

On April 13, 2011 in General by spope

Last week our pen manager, Brian Klein was lamenting to me about the amount of work he saw on the nearby horizon for his crew. Read More »

Commodity prices, especially corn, have been spiking upward over the past few months. Many producers (us included) have not been sure whether to go ahead and forward contract feed or whether to wait it out with the hope prices will fall. Read More »

Starting To Till Our Pens

On March 30, 2011 in General by spope

Its been really cold recently, but it still has been warm enough for the crew to start tilling the game bird pens. We have two Howard Rotovators – the biggest garden tillers you can imagine. Read More »

We have been trying to find a way to boost our retail store sales. Since Interstate 90 is just two miles from our farm (our farm is at the corner of Highway 11 U.S. Hwy 51), we have always dreamed of getting some of those Illinois visitors to know about and then stop at our store. Read More »

Getting The Barns Ready

On March 12, 2011 in General by spope

We have seven brooder barns that we use to start out our baby pheasants and partridges. Read More »

This morning our production manager, Chris Theisen took a delivery of live pheasants to a farm near Mishicot, Wisconsin. Read More »

We had a new phone system on the farm installed about 10 days ago, and when the installation was completed we discovered our farm alarm systems did not function. Read More »