Specializing in Pheasant Farming
other product we produce are Hungarian and Chukar Partridges and these are produced as a service to our pheasant customers. From an economic viewpoint, it makes the most sense for us to put our efforts towards that aspect of the business that we are specializing in, and hire out the rest. This strategy has proved successful for our company.
Over the years, nearly all aspects of pheasants and farming were accomplished on our farm by farm employees. In the 60's and 70's we planted and harvested corn, soybeans and oats. The soybeans were roasted in our own roasting machine, and ground in our own hammer mill with the corn and oats to make feed for our pheasants. Farm employees did our electrical wiring and plumbing. We had our own sand and gravel pit for material to make our roads.
Over the past 20 years, a transition has occurred. We now focus our efforts on what we know best, raising pheasants. We not only don't roast and grind our feed, we don't even raise corn or soybeans anymore. Our wiring and plumbing are accomplished by local electricians and plumbers.
Diversification is valuable in some situations, but for us, we have no intention of starting a hunting preserve. At MacFarlane Pheasants, we specialize in the hatching and raising of pheasants.