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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 »


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Ground cover in our flight pens at MacFarlane Pheasants is needed to provide shade in the summer from the sun, protect our birds from storms, and provide something to pick at so birds don't pick at each other. Pheasants can be injured if they don't have enough space or cover to escape a more aggressive bird. Ragweed, a North American plant from the daisy family, is a type of cover that can cause lots of extra work in our flight pens. Read More »


Creating A Unique Taco Bar

On April 22, 2022 in General by spope

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MacFarlane Pheasants' Food Division sells pheasant meat, but in addition to our farm-grown pheasant, we carry a ground game package that includes ground pheasant, venison, ostrich, and buffalo. This package is ideal for creating a unique taco bar! 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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MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. started the Pure Pheasant Division in 2020. We wanted to find another way to sell our dressed pheasant since most of the restaurants and cruise lines were shut down due to Covid 19! We did not want that meat to go to waste. 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 »


Is There An Ammunition Shortage?

On February 17, 2022 in General by spope

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Has your pheasant hunting season been affected by a shortage of ammunition? The good news is that outdoorlife.com reported in July of 2021 that the lack of ammunition was easing up ever so slightly. Regardless of the shortage, the desire to hunt has not slowed down even with price increases. The purchase of hunting licenses and hunting has surged since Covid 19 lockdowns began in 2019. We have mentioned in the past that one of the few safe distancing activities is being outdoors in the woods and fields. 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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