• Important Announcement: Transition of MacFarlane Pheasants’ White Bird Division

    We are writing to inform you that MacFarlane Pheasants is in the process of selling our division of white birds, which includes PurePheasant.com and PheasantForDinner.com, to an already-arranged buyer. This decision has been made after careful consideration and evaluation of strategic options for the future of our company. While we recognize that this [...]

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  • Order MacFarlane Pheasants Brats and Pheasant Pot Pies Soon-Sale Prices

    The end of winter weather has been so warm in Wisconsin that we are ready to start up the grill!  Our pheasant brats are on sale right now at 27% off their original price. You can choose from Classic, Beer Cheddar, or Portobello Mushroom Swiss brats. You should buy one of each [...]

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  • MacFarlane Pheasants’ Retail Store Is Closing September 1, 2023

    Our MacFarlane Pheasants’ Retail Store has been open since 1986 in our current location. After the land sale of our main farm, and after much thought and consideration, we have decided not to continue our retail store. We sold the property where we are currently located and will move our [...]

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  • The Effects of Extended Heat in Summer on White Birds

    "We do the best we can to keep our white birds as happy and healthy as possible, but sometimes mother nature doesn’t make that easy," says our White Bird Flock supervisor, Trudy Deremer. Extended heat in the summer has various effects on our birds that staff must combat. The Challenges [...]

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  • Chef Alfonso Contrisciani and his Assistant Otto Borsich Prepared MacFarlane Pheasant at the 2023 NAGA convention

    Would you like to learn MacFarlane pheasant recipes from a Master Chef? Bill MacFarlane, Sarah Pope, and Chris Theisen had the opportunity to enjoy watching Chef Alfonso Contrisciani and his assistant Chef Otto Borsich prepare pheasant at the NAGA Convention for the second year in a [...]

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  • Where Does MacFarlane Pheasants Raise Its Fabulous Pheasant Meat?

    MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. grows most of its white meat pheasants on Wolff Farm in Belleville, WI (about 50 miles west of our Janesville, WI farms). Up until last March, the farm owner, Greg Wolff, raised the birds as a contract grower. We would bring day-old chicks from our hatchery in [...]

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  • What Happens in the Research Department at MacFarlane Pheasants?

    Let’s talk about our Research Department at MacFarlane Pheasants. Trudy DeRemer is the Research Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants. She started as the Assistant Brooder Manager in 2004. Trudy has worked in the Hatchery, Farm Management, and as a Flock Supervisor. She is currently the Interim Research Manager.  Because of her [...]

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  • Where Can You Find MacFarlane Pheasant Products?

    We started by partnering with a brokerage company called Concept to further our goals of distributing our pheasant products to stores. The Concept partnership meant that we could get into Woodman’s in all locations and to more Piggly Wiggly stores. Currently, we deliver our products straight to a distributing company called Certco in Madison. Certco is the hub [...]

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  • Herb-Roasted Pheasant with Wild Rice Is a Gourmet Delight Created by Chef Shannon Shaffer

    Chef Shannon Shaffer has served pheasant more than once. He is a Wisconsin Native, who is now the Head Chef at Design Cuisine in Arlington, Va. Chef Shaffer planned the Inaugural dinner for Barrack Obama. Chef and his team have prepared meals for diplomats, politicians, and executives. Meals have ranged from intimate [...]

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  • Spicy Almond Pheasant Soup Is One More Way to Enjoy MacFarlane Pheasant

    Spicy Almond Pheasant Soup can be enjoyed year-round, but what I like best about this recipe is that it’s so easy, and during mid-summer, when you are looking for a break from grilling out, it is a yummy and healthy alternative. Our blog at our pheasantfordinner.com website contains lots of recipes, and [...]

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  • A Simple Pheasant Feast for Guests

    MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc has so many ideas for preparing Pheasant that we offer a free cookbook to encourage you to try our products at home. I have selected two recipes from our cookbook that are both delicious and easy to prepare. In fact, they are so easy, I like to prepare them [...]

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  • Roast Pheasant with Pancetta, White Wine, and Rosemary Is Amazing!

    The best part of preparing a whole pheasant is how easy it is to roast in your oven. The easy and delicious recipe using pancetta or bacon that is described below is really a beautiful dish. The most significant difference between pancetta and bacon is that bacon is smoked, and pancetta is [...]

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  • Chunky Pheasant and Bean Soup Is the Perfect Meal for A Snowy Day!

    The best part of preparing a whole pheasant is how easy it is to roast in your oven. The easy and delicious recipe using pancetta or bacon that is described below is really a beautiful dish. The most significant difference between pancetta and bacon is that bacon is smoked, and pancetta is [...]

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  • Woodman’s Grocery Stores Selling MacFarlane Pheasant Meat!

    MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. has finished the mature pheasant season successfully. We continue to sell large numbers of pheasant chicks and starter chicks. Our pheasant meat has been sold all over the world to cruise ships, high-end restaurants, and grocery stores for several years. Obviously, due to the pandemic, restaurant and [...]

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  • MacFarlane Pheasant Featured at EnoVino

    Bill and Dori MacFarlane dined at the beautiful Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on Valentine’s Day, 2020. They were delighted with the warm and friendly service and the outstanding preparation of the 5-course meal that included MacFarlane pheasant! Eno Vino is a beautiful restaurant. It [...]

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  • MacFarlane Pheasants Discusses Dietary Needs of White Pheasants

    The White Pheasant Breeding Program is headed up by Research Manager, Kate Rollette. Her job includes hatching and raising white pheasants to advance the pedigree breeding stock and meet the growing needs of our Food Products Division. She recently shared her expertise about the changing dietary needs of these birds [...]

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  • New Employee Training In The Research Department

    The White Pheasant Breeding Program is headed up by Research Manager, Kate Rollette. Her job includes hatching and raising white pheasants to advance the pedigree breeding stock and meet the growing needs of our Food Products Division. She recently shared her thoughts about the unique responsibilities employees have in the [...]

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  • Enjoy Summer Vegetables and Ground Pheasant!

    Ground Pheasant is one of my favorite MacFarlane Pheasant products to use when preparing casserole dishes with summer vegetables. This week I had a large zucchini squash, some fresh tomatoes, and a few other ingredients I wanted to use, so I invented a casserole that was a big hit with my [...]

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  • Custard Made with Pheasant Eggs

    Easy Custard Recipe with Pheasant Eggs

    Recently I promised our readers that I would share a baked custard recipe made with MacFarlane Pheasant’s pheasant eggs. I decided to use a recipe I learned from my mother many years ago. It was delicious and so easy and I realized that the pheasant eggs made the custard even [...]

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  • Spice Up Your Dinner With Smothered Pheasant!

        This delicious smothered pheasant recipe was sent to MacFarlane Pheasants a while ago but it continues to be a favorite to cooks who prefer a very flavorful pheasant dish served with pasta. There are lots of ingredients in the sauce used to flavor your pheasant, but all are easily found [...]

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