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Trucking pheasant chicks across the country is complicated–there’s routing, crating, dropping off schedules, creating drivers’ schedules, arranging deliveries to reduce costs for us and our customers, road construction, and the weather. This spring, we had more hoops to jump through because of Avian Influenza embargoes. Read More »

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Maintaining equipment at a farm the size of MacFarlane Pheasants is a job that requires attention. If you give it attention, then your equipment will work through its expected lifetime. Read More »

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For the last two months, MacFarlane Pheasants has been moving through the USDA certification process. To this point our meat processing plant has been state inspected, and every year it undergoes a third-party audit. USDA certification will allow us to sell our pheasant meat across the world, and it will open up certain clients that demand USDA certification before carrying our meat products. Read More »

Back In The Cash Crop Business

On December 3, 2014 in General by spope

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We row cropped our land for fifty years, raising mostly corn and beans, and until the early 1980’s using the harvested corn and beans in our feed we mixed ourselves. Read More »

We ship out a lot of chicks from MacFarlane Pheasants. Our practice depends upon the time of year, and the weather. Read More »

How to Order a Pheasants’ Feed

On November 12, 2014 in General by spope

MacFarlane Pheasants burns through a lot of feed every year. We’ve been working on our ordering system to make it as easy as possible and reduce the possibility of mistakes. Here’s what we’ve found. Read More »

Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

On October 9, 2014 in General by spope

The mature bird season is now in full swing and we are busy delivering mature pheasants and partridges to our customers. Read More »

Ten miles from our Janesville farm and office MacFarlane Pheasants has its second location. While only a fourth of the size of the main farm, Milton provides us with space to grow in the future, along with a number of other benefits. In fact, the only downside is the distance it puts between our employees. Here’s how and why we do it. Read More »

There are plenty of reasons to never turn your back on pheasant care, which is why at MacFarlane Pheasants, we’re constantly making the rounds on our birds. Read More »

Yes, MacFarlane Pheasants uses huts to shelter our juvenile pheasants in the early part of the spring when they first go outside. Read More »

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