Our Food Products’ Department is an essential component of MacFarlane Pheasants. Our customers enjoy whole pheasants, pheasant sticks, pheasant brats, marinated pheasant breasts, pheasant pot pies, and many other delicious pheasant products. In addition, we have other game meats. Shayne Noller is the Director of Food Products, and he was excited to share some of the recent staff additions and upcoming changes to that division.
Wikus Davis has moved from the Milton Farm to the Food Products Division. Wikus has worked at MacFarlane Pheasants for over five years and is training to be the Assistant Food Products Manager. He will oversee the daily operations of the food products building and all associated tasks, such as scheduling, production, and being the contact person for our processing plant in Shopiere, Wisconsin. Wikus’ involvement in these duties gives Shayne more time to focus on the hen barn and the Wolff Farm he oversees. The Wolff Farm is where we grow our White Meat Pheasants, used exclusively for pheasant meat.
We have also hired Tim O’Grady Jr, as a shipping clerk. Tim is an excellent addition to our team because he has a background in shipping and catering. He is quickly learning the nuances of the Food Division at MacFarlane Pheasants.
With the help of Wikus, Shayne is also working to find a new home for the Food Products Division. We need to vacate our current building by the end of the year due to a land sale that occurred. The Food Division staff are excited to move into a building with ample space to conduct business! Shayne explained the move like this, “We have outgrown our current building, especially due to the addition of the Pet Food Division, and sorely need more storage and production space. We have been in contact with Rock County’s Economic Development Manager to aid us in finding a new space. Our plan is to stay in the area, pending the availability of a suitable building.”
As I said, there is always something new at MacFarlane Pheasants, but new team members and planning for a new space for the Food Products Division are exciting for all of us!