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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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When the cost of input goes up, the cost of producing goods increases. MacFarlane Pheasants hatches more than 1.5 million chicks each year and sells more than 400,000 mature pheasants. We also raise White Pheasants for our Food Products Division. With nearly all product prices rising, it is imperative to lock in the input costs for raising birds. 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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Keagan Strange, our Hatchery Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants, was among the many outstanding presenters at our13th International Pheasant Management Seminar on March 6th-9th, 2022. The topic he presented was about short incubation periods during egg storage (SPIDES) to increase hatchability. 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 »


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MacFarlane Pheasants Food Product business is unique. We have complete control of our pheasant products from the farm to the consumer. Our pheasants are fed natural grains and grown in the safest and most humane manner. We have our own cutting and packaging facility to assure all of our customers from individuals to restaurants, and other catering professionals receive products with exceptional flavor. Our shipping standards ensure that our products arrive quickly and safely. Read More »


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We are so excited about purchasing a new Kubota Skid Steer at MacFarlane Pheasants. Traver Weber, our maintenance manager, explored both used and new skid steers before deciding that a new one would be the best long-term investment. His decision to negotiate for a new skid steer involved meeting with all of the managers, first, to discuss the farm needs. Read More »


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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 »


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