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The Effects of Summer Weather on Wild Bird Farms

The summer weather on a large wild bird farm like MacFarlane Pheasants is an important factor in raising beautiful, healthy birds. MacFarlane raises many breeds of birds and the weather affects all of them! Read More »


Composting Is A Process That Benefits Local Farmers

MacFarlane Pheasants has always composted used bedding and bird droppings. We create wind-rows that are about 4ft wide by 4ft tall and can be 1500ft long. Read More »


Brooke Berlin Interns at MacFarlane Pheasants

Brooke Berlin will be in her third year of college in the fall. She attended UW-Platteville for two years, but is now part of an articulation program through them and will be transferring, this fall, to Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin for two years. Read More »


2019 Brings Reilly Hoefker Back to MacFarlane Pheasants

Reilly Hoefker interned at MacFarlane Pheasants last summer and has returned for a second internship, following his graduation from South Dakota State University. Read More »


MacFarlane Pheasants Has Breeder Facilities in Missouri

MacFarlane Pheasants has 18,000 breeder hens in Missouri. Troy Cisewski, our Production Manager, is responsible for overseeing the three sites we have there. Read More »


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. Read More »


It’s Spring! What’s Been Happening at MacFarlane Pheasants?

We have lots of issues to think about as we transition from winter to spring. Mowing, tilling, planting, the weather and maintenance have all been on our minds since February! Read More »

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Sexing Pheasants Is Important Work!

At MacFarlane Pheasants we begin the sexing of pheasants when they are day-old chicks. The process doesn’t stop there, though. Read More »


Ag Matters Radio Broadcast Features MacFarlane Pheasants

It was a great experience for MacFarlane’s General Manager, Sarah Pope, and owner Bill MacFarlane to take part in a WCLO podcast with Jim Raymond on April 13, 2019. Read More »


Late Season Movement of Pheasants from Barns to Flight Pens and Before You Know It, It’s Spring!

MacFarlane Pheasants’ employees have a goal to have all your pheasants moved to flight pens by October 31 of each year. The importance of this goal is that the longer birds stay in the barns the greater the risk of picking and tail damage. Buyers want beautiful birds and pheasants flourish in the outdoor flight pens. Read More »