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We are so excited about purchasing a new Kubota Skid Steer at MacFarlane Pheasants. Traver Weber, our maintenance manager, explored both used and new skid steers before deciding that a new one would be the best long-term investment. His decision to negotiate for a new skid steer involved meeting with all of the managers, first, to discuss the farm needs. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants raises breeder hens in Missouri at three sites. Troy Cisewski, our Director of Production, is responsible for overseeing the three sites we have there. They are all located within a 30-minute driving distance of each other, and there are four production barns at each site. The Missouri breeder barns offer an added level of security to our egg production, in case we would ever have a bio-security concern at our Wisconsin facility. Troy travels between Wisconsin and Missouri and has daily contact with the Missouri farms when he is in Wisconsin. Read More »


Celebrating Bill MacFarlane!

On April 15, 2022 in General by spope

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The Ag Business Council of Rock County selects two people each year to be inducted into the distinguished Rock County Agricultural Hall of Fame. On April 8, 2022, Bill MacFarlane was honored with this award. Many friends, family, and employees were present at the celebration. The presenter of Bill’s award was Jim Raymond, a retired banker and a long-time friend of Bill. He described our boss eloquently. Let me share just a portion of his praise. Read More »


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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. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. has been selling various food products in their retail store and online store for many years. But in early 2020, we started selling pot pies, breast meat, brats, whole birds, and snack sticks to local Woodman’s grocery stores. Piggly Wiggly also began carrying some of our products around the same time. The success of marketing our products in these grocery stores guided us to branch out to more stores. Read More »


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The North American Gamebird Association (NAGA) Conference at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nevada was a special treat for attendees. Last year’s event was cancelled because of the Covid Pandemic so everyone was excited to meet up with other gamebird producers and hunting preserve operators to network and learn all the latest information about the businesses they care so much about. Chris Theisen, Sarah Pope, Bill MacFarlane, and Shayne Noller from MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. attended the conference January 31-February 2, 2022. Read More »


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It is essential to order your chicks for spring and summer delivery soon to be sure that you get them for the 2022 season. Early ordering also makes it possible to get the specific breed and sex you want. Read More »


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What does Milton Farm Manager, Lodewyk Davis, have to say about the success of the Milton Farm? He proudly attributes the success to excellent communication between himself and his four co-workers who are at the farm full time and his colleagues at the main farm. Read More »


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This year’s Pheasant Seminar, sponsored by MacFarlane Pheasants, is the perfect opportunity to hear outstanding speakers and network with colleagues from all over the world. You can stay at your choice of two of Wisconsin’s finest hotels at discounted rates and enjoy delicious meals that are all included in your registration. Read More »


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Raising pheasants and other wild birds requires considerable timing and upkeep. The flight pens, where our birds live and grow to maturity, are an essential resource to the lives of our birds, so we pre-plan our upkeep. Each step we take is to benefit them. Read More »


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