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Biosecurity-An Important Topic at MacFarlane Pheasants Inc International Pheasant Seminar 2020

We had two excellent speakers cover the topic of biosecurity in upland game bird farms at our International Pheasant Seminar in March. Abby Neu Schuft agreed to provide some of the information used in her presentation to share with our readers. Read More »


When Can We Stop Worrying About Biosecurity?

Biosecurity-the methods and protocols established to keep animals safe from contagious diseases, parasites, and pests are continuously evaluated. When there was an outbreak of HPAI in the Midwest in the spring of 2015, we increased our biosecurity standards beyond the strict protocols we already had in place. HPAI is Avian Influenza, informally called bird flu. It is a highly contagious disease among birds and if it spreads throughout a farm, it can be quite deadly. So, sure we worry, but mostly we take action, by following our regularly updated biosecurity plans. Read More »


Biosecurity Precautions

On June 9, 2015 in General by spope

Biosecurity Precautions

Although birds by nature have a hardy constitution, and we breed them and raise them that way, it still makes sense to take as many precautions as we can to insure their health. Read More »


Biosecurity Upgrades

On May 13, 2011 in General by spope

A few years ago during the “avian influenza” scare, biosecurity was a big topic. Two years ago Ben Lawton, our hatchery manager put together a biosecurity manifesto of sorts that addressed all sorts of areas on our farm where we could make improvements in our biosecurity. Read More »