Monthly Archives: May 2014

We’re building more pens

Our “main” farm (where our office is located and our maintenance shop, etc) was acquired by my dad from John Lasse in 1953. Right across the highway is another farm, purchased by my dad from John’s brother Alfred Lasse around 1957. In the 60’s and 70’s we had breeders and also many small brooder houses […]

Batten Down The Hatches: Spring Rain and Juvenile Pheasants

It’s true the April showers bring May flowers, but at a pheasant farm the size of MacFarlane Pheasants, we’re putting out up to 20,000 juvenile birds every week, and rain is a problem. In the wild, the settling morning dew jumpstarts young birds’ preening instincts, which spreads their natural oil for a waterproof finish. No […]

Catching Mature Pheasants

We have grown our reputation primarily on the sale of live pheasants and partridges to hunt clubs around the nation for release. We have systems in place for every phase of a pheasant’s life, and work diligently to provide our customers with the highest quality birds. Once the birds are ready for shipping the must […]

MacFarlane and Caravilla Team Up to Help Veterans in Need

Everybody can use a helping hand once in a while, and at MacFarlane Pheasants, we believe that help should start at home. That’s why we work with Wisconsin-based nonprofit Caravilla in our hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. Together we’re able to offer hope to those military veterans in our community who feel they’re at the end […]

Pheasant On The Table, Pheasant For Dinner

Pheasants are delicious. They’re leaner than chicken and contain high levels of magnesium, a must-have for stress management, along with significant levels of B vitamins and potassium.. The white pheasant is the bird we breed for its meat. When compared to our Chinese ringnecks, the white pheasant is larger, tipping the scales between 2.5 to […]

Turkeys vs Pheasants

Here in Wisconsin we have entered into the spring turkey-hunting season. Hunters can register for weeks ranging anywhere from the beginning of April thru the end of May.  This got us to thinking, how do turkeys and pheasants compare? First, let us discuss the similarities. Both are classified in the same animal family, the Phasianidae. […]

One of Our Favorites!

When it is cold outside, nothing beats coming home to a nice plate of lasagna. It is the perfect comfort food to warm you from the inside out.  As we get into the warmer months however, it is not uncommon that we would choose something a little lighter for our mealtimes.  We thought we would […]