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The gamebird industry is changing in significant ways due to the many risks that are involved in raising birds. The economy, weather and  the Avian Influenza outbreaks that have happened throughout the world In the past five years have impacted the gamebird industry in many ways. Gamebird producers have witnessed a change in both supply and demand for birds.  Bird producers who have thought about expanding their businesses have decided not to, or at least to think about that decision as the risk is greater. In previous years, people who are ordering hunting birds have been able to contact producers at the end of the season and buy them for $6 each, expecting producers to have overproduced. Now producers are taking orders in advance and only planning on raising the number of birds for which they have orders. Read More »

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MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. is beginning one of the busiest times of the year. We are delivering mature pheasants and chukars across the United States and Canada, and we need drivers! MacFarlane Pheasants is a thriving wild bird business because many of our customers come back yearly. They know that they will receive healthy birds on their schedules. We are hiring CDL drivers right now who can assist us in fulfilling our promise of delivering our beautiful birds on our customers’ schedules. Read More »


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During the 2022-2023 Mature Bird Season at MacFarlane Pheasants, you can still get on a waiting list if you would like to get pheasants or chukars, but at this time, we are sold out. Our customers are ordering more birds every year, so it is vital to learn about the process for ordering early in the year. Read More »


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Let’s talk about our Research Department at MacFarlane Pheasants. Trudy DeRemer is the Research Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants. She started as the Assistant Brooder Manager in 2004. Trudy has worked in the Hatchery, Farm Management, and as a Flock Supervisor. She is currently the Interim Research Manager. Because of her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University and her Certificate in Poultry from UW Madison/Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence, she was the perfect person to share just what goes on in the Research Department that helps us raise our delicious and nutritious white pheasant. Read More »


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Protecting flight birds after we place them in outdoor pens is essential. There are several dangers to flight birds as they are moved from the barns to flight pens at six weeks, and being aware of those dangers is how they are protected. If we experience flight bird mortality, it is usually within the first three days of the move-out. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasant’s employees are excited to be using a New Holland tractor on our main farm in Janesville, Wisconsin. Traver Weber, our Maintenance Manager traveled to New Holland, Michigan to drive this beauty and make sure it matched our needs. Brian Davis, our Farm Management Manager, had already researched tractors after meeting with our employees to identify our greatest needs. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants raises and sells approximately 500,000 exceptionally beautiful mature pheasants each year. Pheasants are naturally beautiful birds but can also be aggressive toward each other. Before our pheasants are placed in flight pens to grow to maturity, we spend time putting peepers on each and every one of them. Read More »


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MacFarlane Pheasants’ cookbook is free and has a wide variety of recipes. If you follow our cookbook link, you can download this treasure! Entrées, soups, salads, appetizers, and recipes for other game meats are detailed in this wonderful kitchen reference. Read More »