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Pheasant Shortage

On January 9, 2012 in General by spope

There is a shortage of adult pheasants, unlike any shortage I’ve experienced in my 30 years of running our farm. Read More »

Counting the Farm

On December 12, 2011 in General by spope

Each year we “count the farm”, usually after the first of the year. It is much easier to accurately count when there is snow on the ground, as the birds stand out much better against the white background of snow. Read More »

Some years the day after we are forced to shut down our pheasant pen watering system it snows. Since pheasants prefer snow to water, in those years we save a major amount of daily effort just allowing the pheasants to get their daily water from the snow. Read More »

A Great Season For Our Farm

On November 17, 2011 in General by spope

We have just been through the two most intensive shipping months yet. The demand for pheasants has been great, and our trucks have been on the road most of the time. Read More »

Last Birds Out

On November 3, 2011 in General by spope

Our August 8th hatch ringnecks are now 12 weeks old and the crew is moving them out of the barn into the pens tomorrow. Read More »

Busiest Week Ever

On October 20, 2011 in General by spope

Everything here is a full speed, this week we’ve shipped more birds than any other week in our history. The weather has been ideal for pheasant hunting across the U.S. and evidently wild bird populations really have taken a hit as demand for pheasants is currently crazy. My belief is that in past years many producers raised extra “speculative” pheasants, but with current commodity prices, those extra pheasants just weren’t produced this year. Read More »

Efficiency and Flow

On September 29, 2011 in General by spope

With margins becoming tighter, we must become increasingly efficient in the utilization of our resources here. This week the managers have been a bit agitated about not having enough trucks, trailers and crates. In some ways I am enjoying hearing that our equipment is being used to the max. Read More »

A Sense of Urgency

On September 23, 2011 in General by spope

We made some significant changes to the way we handled our breeders and our breeder pens at the end of this year’s laying cycle. Read More »

Shipping and Feed

On September 10, 2011 in General by spope

We are shipping birds like crazy and I believe we have produced the best looking birds ever this year. Read More »

Our net revenues are about the same as they were when are gross revenues were about half of what they are now. Read More »

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