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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 »

A Shift in the Pheasant Market

On September 12, 2009 in General by spope

There has been a noticeable shift in our pheasant markets. Here are some of the shifts we see – The very high end preserves seem to be affected the most. Read More »

On our farm we are now planning in earnest for 2010. How many breeders to keep (and how many of each breed), how many chicks to start on the farm – all are decisions we need to make, and soon. Read More »

Expensive Pheasant Feed

On September 8, 2009 in General by spope

We are just trying to figure out how to make running a commercial pheasant farm a profitable enterprise. Demand obviously is down and yet delivery costs, feed costs, virtually all our costs are up. Read More »

Who is Making Money?

On September 3, 2009 in General by spope

We are finally really getting going shipping birds. It’s tough to know if we are making any money doing it though. I am so perplexed – feed prices are still $80 to $100 more a ton than we paid 2 years ago – yet commodity prices are (from what I see) only a little higher than they were 2 years ago. Read More »

My Favorite Time of Year

On September 2, 2009 in General by spope

As a pheasant farmer – this is my favorite time of the year. All the work we’ve put into breeding and hatching and raising our pheasants is being rewarded as we now are delivering adult pheasants. Read More »

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