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A New Addition

On November 10, 2010 in General by spope

We have 4 Case 45+ HP tractors that we use to till the pens, water, move out birds, mow, etc., etc. The oldest of the four tractors was a Case 495 – that we used for 20 years. Read More »

More Updates

On November 7, 2010 in General by spope

It’s been a few weeks since I posted to my blog. I will try and write about as much as I can that has happened in those few weeks. Read More »

Bill has been slightly laid up, due to outpatient knee surgery, (he’s getting better everyday,) so I asked him if I could write his blog. I was truly surprised when he told me, not only could I write it, but he didn’t need to approve it before I posted. Read More »

A Pot of Gold

On October 12, 2010 in General by spope

I’ve experienced my current feeling many times – usually in September or October. My feelings are that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – and that the rainbow ends at our farm. Read More »

French Redlegged Partridges

On October 7, 2010 in General by spope

This is the third year we are raising and selling adult French Redlegged Partridges. We have been importing the eggs from France – hatching and raising the chicks to maturity on our farm. This year we have grown 10,000 mature Redlegs. Read More »

There are lots of medications approved for “major species” of animals like chickens or turkeys or ducks. Read More »

Our Export Business

On September 20, 2010 in General by spope

Our export business has been good over the years. Even 50 years ago my father was exporting pheasants – in 1966 when I was 11 years old we visited a customer of my father’s in Italy (his name was Enzo Berner). Read More »

Making the Inc. 5000 list

On September 8, 2010 in General by spope

I am very happy that our farm made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing and best companies in the U.S. We have able to keep our product moving even in the tight ecomony. Read More »

Our March hatch pheasants are giving us quite a time. We have always known that pheasants hatched in March are old enough while the days are still getting longer (up until June 20th) that for some of them, their bodies are physiologically old enough to begin producing sexual hormones. Read More »


On August 28, 2010 in General by spope

Brad Lillie (our in house financial guy) and I have been crunching the numbers for the last two calendar years and though we have made progress financially (after the disastrous 2008 season, we made a reasonable profit in 2009) changes must be made for us to maintain a competitive edge. Read More »

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