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MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. Is Looking For A Few More Dedicated Workers!

On April 5, 2022 in General by spope


The MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. mission is to continue to be the best in the business, according to owner Bill MacFarlane. MacFarlane Pheasants was founded in 1929 and has grown to be the largest pheasant farm in North America.  We produce hundreds of thousands of mature pheasants every fall and winter. Over a million day-old chicks are delivered in the spring! In addition to those activities, we have a pet food business called Pure Pheasant and a Food division featuring pheasant meat for grocery stores, high-end restaurants, cruise lines, and individuals. 

Covid 19 affected us in the same way it affected businesses across the United States.  Business slowed down, and it became harder to find employees. Business is picking up now that the spread of the virus has slowed down, and we are currently seeking employees for several areas in our business. 

Employees at MacFarlane Pheasants are hard working. They have worked as a team, and kept our business running smoothly while we have had employee shortages, but we are hopeful that anyone looking for work would consider working at MacFarlane Pheasants.  

The employee qualities that are most important to our company are reliability and the ability to work hard. MacFarlane Pheasants is willing to train you to do the work if you have these qualities! We currently have openings in the hen barn, brooder, and hatchery, and we need delivery drivers and summer maintenance workers.

Please stop at our office in Janesville, WI at, 2821 South US Highway 51 to pick up an application. We have included job descriptions following this article for your convenience. Call us at 608-757-7881, if you need more information. We look forward to hearing from you.


Job Descriptions:

Hatchery Employee Needed

North America’s largest pheasant farm is looking for a motivated individual to join the hatchery team.  Full time day or night position available.

Benefit package including:

401K match up to 4%

Health, vision, dental insurance

Paid vacation

Job duties include:

Traying, setting, and candling eggs

Counting and boxing day-old chicks

Cleaning and disinfecting equipment

Incubator and hatcher maintenance

Loading/unloading trucks with chicks and eggs

Applicant must be detail oriented, self-driven, and have a valid driver’s license. Some weekend work may be required. 

Poultry experience is not necessary. Plenty of room for promotion and advancement within the company.  If you are looking for a unique career opportunity, apply today.

Contact Keagan Strange at: [email protected]

You can also apply in person at 2821 S US HWY 51, Janesville, WI

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Brooder Technician:

Our company is looking for a motivated, responsible, and detail oriented individual to become part of our Brooder crew.  Provide support and care for weekly hatches of pheasant and partridge chicks in a barn setting.  Must be able to work independently or with a team.   This is a full-time, hands-on position, in a fast paced environment.  

On the job training will be provided.  

Our company offers a competitive benefit package and employee friendly atmosphere. 

Keeping accurate records 

Ensuring proper biosecurity protocols are followed

Ensure alarms are functioning correctly

Operate tractors, bobcats and other farm equipment


Valid driver’s license

Organized and strong communication skills

Willingness to learn and adapt

Ability to lift 50 pounds

Computer literate 


Apply in person or send resume Attention: Ronnie Vilgoen [email protected]


Hen Barn Technician

MacFarlane Pheasants is hiring a Hen Barn Technician to work in the White Pheasant Breeding Program. They will report to the Research Manager, and work in a team to complete daily tasks and projects. The breeding and research program demands production on a strict time schedule while overseeing the overall health and quality of life for the pheasants.


Daily chores: feeding, watering, monitoring the health of the birds 

Artificial Insemination
Moving and weighing birds 

Maintaining the barns and keeping them clean

Some weekend work is required 


Ability to work in a poultry barn environment and with birds

Detail oriented

Ability to follow-through on assignments
Previous poultry experience is not required 


CDL Driver -  Flexible Schedule 

Do you enjoy travel? Would you like to get paid while you sleep?  

Get paid $25 an hour from the time you leave until you return!  

Transport live birds around the U.S. and Canada in newer trucks  

No CDL required to get hired, we will pay for you to get a CDL with CDL license assistance and bonuses.  

Positions available for full time and part time hours. We are flexible with your schedule  

Positions available for retired applicants who want to take an overnight delivery every other week. Come join our family owned business! 


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