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How Do We Triage a Major Weather Event at MacFarlane Pheasants Inc.?

Major snowstorms or freezing rain events can be disastrous at MacFarlane Pheasants! Before and after these events we have a plan to protect our game birds. We watch the weather carefully and check our birds night and day during the winter to be sure all heaters are working, that our birds have feed and water, and that all fences and netting are in working order. After the event, employees triage the entire farm to determine if there is damage and if so, what our priorities are for addressing the issues. I’ve listed some typical priorities after a storm emergency. Read More »


The Pheasant Business is Guided by the Weather

We look at multiple weather sites for information to plan our days and weeks on the pheasant farm. Generally, the Weather Channel, Accu Weather, and Wunderground, are our sources. We combine the forecasts and try to make rational decisions about our work and bird safety. Everything from warm rain to cold rain, snow and the wind affect our birds and the decisions we make! Read More »


The Weather’s Impact on Our Farm

On December 11, 2014 in General by spope

The Weather’s Impact on Our Farm

Rain today, snow tomorrow. Such is life in the Midwest for you. This week the forecast has it all, and we are busy getting the farm ready for the season change. Read More »


The recent subzero weather has got many bird producers spooked that there might be a glut of pheasants hitting the market. Read More »


Our breeder flocks are at full production and we have 10,000+ seven week old pheasants ready to go into pens and it snowed. Read More »


February Warm Up

On February 15, 2011 in General by spope

Until yesterday, I don’t believe the temperature here has risen above the freezing mark for two months. We had about 12″ of snow cover (with 5′ drifts) – but after two days of 40 degree weather – you can see the dirt in the fields. Read More »


Here We Go Again!!!

On January 31, 2011 in General by spope

It looks like we are going to be in the the bullseye of this next storm. The airwaves are just full of warnings of what the next few days will bring. Read More »


A Pot of Gold

On October 12, 2010 in General by spope

I’ve experienced my current feeling many times – usually in September or October. My feelings are that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – and that the rainbow ends at our farm. Read More »


It’s Hot!

On July 14, 2010 in General by spope

The temperature has reached nearly 90 degrees – which for us is hot! Surprisingly it hasn’t rained here for nearly 3 weeks, so after a much wetter than normal May and June – it is really dry. Read More »


One Week After The Storm

On December 18, 2009 in General by spope

It’s been a week since I last made a post to my blog. Last weekend the temperature was a few degree’s higher than freezing and our crew made the most of the opportunity. Read More »