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Bill MacFarlane sits down with Jessica Mitchell with Mother Earth News, to discuss how his family established their pheasant farm, how he joined the business, and what MacFarlane Pheasants does today. Read More »


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Keagan Strange, MacFarlane’s Hatchery Manager, typically starts his day arriving at the hatchery between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Read More »


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Trudy DeRemer joined the MacFarlane Staff in January 2004 as the Assistant Brooder Manager. She worked at this job for 4 years before leaving the farm to work at a chick-en farm for four years, but she couldn’t stay away! Read More »


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Keagan Strange, a graduate of Kansas State University (KSU) with a degree in Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management, began his duties as Hatchery Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants on January 14, 2019. Read More »


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The MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. employee Christmas party was held at The Armory in Janesville, WI on Friday, December 14, 2018. What a beautiful evening of fun watching children and adults enjoy time to celebrate the season with friends and family. Read More »


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We currently have jobs available at our family-owned business in Janesville, Wisconsin. Our game bird farm (specializing in pheasants) has been in business since 1929 and we attribute our success to the wonderful employees who have worked here over our long history. We are an equal opportunity employer and want to fill these jobs immediately. We look forward to hearing from you. Read More »


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April Goble’s interview was a delightful look into the life and thoughts of the woman who is the Chick Sales Coordinator at MacFarlane Pheasants. Remember her name because if life goes the way she expects, she will still be here in 30 years. When she was asked what she wants to be doing 30 years from now, she said, “I will still be here at MacFarlane’s getting ready to retire and crying because my son and daughter have their own lives. I’ll be enjoying my grandchildren, though!” Read More »


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The Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence (CEO) benefits students who are interested in strong research-based poultry education. Students from participating sites may take innovative poultry science classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and take part in internships that will fit into the academic timetable. Credits are transferable to the students’ home university. MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. is active in the Midwest Poultry Consortium and regularly takes interns at their farm. This summer we welcomed Caroline Greg from Iowa State University and Reilly Hoefker from South Dakota State University. Both students are taking advantage of the University of Wisconsin classes. Read More »


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Herman Smit arrived in the United States from a small town called Secunda in South Africa on March 17, 2018. He will spend 10 months at MacFarlane Pheasants before returning to his home. Read More »


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Lodewyk Davis has been in the United States, working at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. since March 7, 2018. He came here on a work visa from Richards Bay, South Africa. Richards Bay is situated on the Mhiatuze River. It has one of the country’s largest harbors and is the deepest natural harbor in the Southern hemisphere! Lodewyk says his home is close to the ocean and the subtropical climate is quite different from Wisconsin. Lodewyk describes our seasonal changes as “quite dramatic, in comparison.” Read More »