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We have a 4 person crew busy daily now working on setting up our breeder flocks for the 2010 season. We are planning on keeping over 30,000 pheasant layer hens and the selection process for such a flock takes months. Read More »


I developed the notion that however the South Dakota pheasant season goes has a large impact on the U.S. pen raised pheasant market. Over the past few years, whenever (for whatever reason) there is an increased demand for pen raised birds from South Dakota – that demand draws birds from all the surrounding and even 2nd tier states. Read More »


Our Food Product business is going better than expected. We just were awarded a contract with a large cruise line – thousands and thousands of pounds of product were ordered. Read More »


It’s been rainy here all week, but the birds are still going out strong. We are shipping 5 full goosenecks of pheasants this week! I just spoke to 2 pheasant producer friends of mine that are both located in South Dakota. Read More »


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 »