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Getting Ready for the New Season

On February 20, 2010 in General by spope

It’s hard to believe, but we’re in the final preparation stage for our new season (producing ringnecks for sale as mature birds for the fall of 2010). Read More »

One of My Mentors

On February 10, 2010 in General by spope

Wayne Wendorf is a good friend of mine. He owned Garver Feed in Madison, Wisconsin for years. Read More »

Tail Length and Genetics

On February 6, 2010 in General by spope

Years ago there was a wide variance in mature pheasant feathering quality between growers. Read More »

Wish I Had a Crystal Ball

On January 31, 2010 in General by spope

It’s been very cold, and the hunt clubs we supply within 200 miles of our farm have had their business affected. We hear that the upcoming week will bring much warmer weather and we are looking forward to moving more birds regionally. Read More »

Just a few thoughts

On January 21, 2010 in General by spope

On a positive note, we have 55 paid participants already signed up to attend our seminar. That is just an awesome number – as we historically have had 10 – 20 people sign up in the month prior to the seminar. I am so pumped about it. Read More »

On their way to Oregon

On January 12, 2010 in General by spope

Yesterday we had a major shipment depart for Washington and Oregon. Read More »

Strange incident with feed

On January 9, 2010 in General by spope

We have been investigating different diets and formulations of feed for our day old chicks. Read More »

Eggs – earlier than expected.

On January 8, 2010 in General by spope

Another week has gone by. We have been busy counting the farm (counting how many birds we have) and trying to tie up the loose ends from the storm. Read More »

A New Year

On January 2, 2010 in General by spope

We’ve been through the heavy wet snow, and we’ve seen the ice – now its bitter cold. The temperature here right now (10 am Saturday morning) is 0 degrees. Read More »

Christmas Day!

On December 25, 2009 in General by spope

It’s been a little over two weeks now since the big storm. For the most part the farm has returned to normal – the damage to the pens is there, but the pens have been secured, or in some cases emptied of birds for the winter and shut down. Read More »