Pheasant Industry Seminar 2008

6th International Pheasant Management Seminar

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. hosted their 6th Bi-Annual Pheasant Management Seminar from March 2nd through March 5th, 2008. With over 90 attendees and speakers present from all over the United States and United Kingdom the week was filled with opportunities to learn more about the gamebird industry. There were many professional and knowledgeable speakers covering a variety of subjects which included ventilation, water quality, pen construction, disease in gamebirds, and much more. The pheasant seminar also included 2 days of tours of MacFarlane Pheasants operations, a necropsy lab, and egg breakout lab.

The seminar provides game farmers from around the world an opportunity to network and learn new ideas about making their own farm better. With the number of people attending it is a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other business men and women involved in this industry.

Who attends these seminars? Anyone involved in the game bird industry – many of whom are MacFarlane’s competition! The past attendees have come from Canada, England, Ireland, and all over the United States. Here’s what some of the attendees have said about the seminar just concluded:

 

Speakers

Speaker Topic
Bill MacFarlane
MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.
Delegation
Ben Lawton Managing the Hatch Window
Trudy Baumeister
MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.
How to Prepare for the Season
Chris Theisen Pen Construction
Milt Briney
Briney's Bird Farm
New Brooder Facility
Rusty Breyley Pheasant Breeding
Joseph Peterson
Flying B Ranch
Flight Cover Management
Irrigation system
Dr. Porter Necropsy & Diseases
Mike Czarik Brooding Chicks
Vern Christensen Incubation of Pheasant Eggs
Susan Watkins
University of Arkansas
The Importance of Water Quality
Dr. Eva Pendleton
Penn State University
Mycoplasma and Coccidiosis
Michael Jones
USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services
Starling Prevention
Terry Musser & Ron Wilmore Manchurian Release Program
Dr. Alan Pearson UK Breeder Vaccination Program


Seminar Testimonials

“This seminar provides an excellent variety of speakers and subjects relative to the gamebird industry. Without this seminar I would not have met and made friends within the industry that have been so helpful to me . Wonderful flow of information.”

Jim Ridings – 3R’s Inc.
Fort Pierre, SD

“I was so impressed with the whole operation especially on how open the staff was about the operation. The attendees were a unique collection of characters with the common thread of the love for birds. I highly recommend the seminar to anyone.”

Rick Wood-Samman
Dirt Willy Game Bird Farm & Hatchery
Alberta Canada

“A very positive experience. The speakers were of a very high caliber but spoke in a manner relevant to the audience’s level of experience. Lab sessions were helpful and practical. Hospitality was unsurpassed and the chance to meet and share ideas was invaluable. I would heartily recommend this conference to anyone.”

Alan Pearson BVM&S MRCVS
Poultry Veterinarian
Lancashire, England

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