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Water is needed for all of the organic processes necessary for life. It regulates body temperature, digestion, and elimination of waste. Game birds consume at least twice as much water as feed and it is a big responsibility at MacFarlane Pheasants to keep our water clean and flowing. It is also an easy and cost effective avenue to administer nutrients, acidifiers, and vaccines that our thousands of birds need to ensure good health. Read More »

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The Extra-Large Ringneck Pheasant is the largest pheasant breed we offer on our farm. This breed is primarily Mongolian blood and is a real challenge for bird dogs to get into flight! These big birds tend to be ground runners. When they do get off the ground they are slower flyers. The cocks weigh in between 3.5-4 pounds and hens weigh between 2.5-3 pounds, at maturity. They are about 1 pound larger than the standard Ringneck, which is our biggest seller. The Extra-Large Ringneck appeals to hunt clubs and growers for two main reasons. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants is delivering pheasants all over North America to Hunt Clubs, who are preparing for another exciting year. They are offering a variety of birds to support the varying interests of hunters and many have found those birds at our farm. Here are the numbers of birds sold so far this fall: Read More »


New Tractors on the Way!

On August 17, 2015 in Archive by spope

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If your car was purchased in the early 1990’s and had hundreds of thousands of miles on it, you’d most likely be looking for a new car! Read More »


Fleet Vehicle Maintenance

On June 12, 2015 in General by spope

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When you are transporting live cargo, like chicks or pheasants, the importance of vehicle maintenance can’t be over-emphasized. Read More »


Shipping Chicks to Canada

On June 5, 2015 in Archive by spope

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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 »