Monthly Archives: March 2010

Starting Our New Season Before Finishing Last Season

Our new season is upon us. We collected 16,000+ eggs yesterday, we’ve started 20,000 pheasant chicks and the pen crew is mowing and rotovating pens – in preparation for the new season. At the same time we are delivering lots of mature pheasants to preserves – the hunting season is ending on an upswing. Next […]

Eggs and More Eggs

Our breeders are laying great. Our egg collection crew gathered 14,366 eggs on Thursday (3/18). Our egg production percentages are about 1 week ahead of last year – i.e. the percentage of lay on the 18th was about where we were at percentage wise on 3/25 of last year. You never know for sure why […]

The Seminar is Over

I have mixed feelings today. I am relieved the seminar is over, but at the same time it’s been such an exciting week, I have some feelings of kind of a let down. The pic to the left is from our opening night dinner this past Sunday night at Prime Quarter – a local grill […]

My Father

My father was Donald James MacFarlane. He was born on July 3rd, 1903 in the same farmhouse his father (William Daniel MacFarlane) was born in 30 years earlier. The farmhouse is about 10 miles east of Janesville, where my great grandfather emigrated from Scotland in 1849. My father went to school in Janesville, and then […]

Bright and Early

The days are rapidly getting longer and yet there doesn’t seem to be enough time to get everything done. Many of our employees are starting at or before the crack of dawn. Today we had 15 employees start their day with us at 5:00 am. We had a big day – we wanted to vaccinate […]