Monthly Archives: September 2014

2014 Tantalize Your Tastebuds Recap

On Saturday, MacFarlane Pheasants opened the doors to our farm and freezer with the tenth annual Tantalize Your Tastebuds event. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, a better turnout, and better neighbors. After a big advertising push on local radio, the stage was set for this year’s event. Under a big-top tent, we prepared […]

Tantalize Your Tastebuds

  Join us today, Saturday, September 27th between 10-3 for Tantalize Your Tastebuds!!!   We’ll be cooking up all types of wild game and of course Pheasant!        Tantalize Your Tastebuds

New Brooder Barn Construction

Years ago, we found ourselves in a situation of needing more brooder barn space, and lucky for us we were able to rent one within a mile of the main farm. Well, we recently were told the barn had been sold, and not only that, it was going to be torn down. We had planned […]

The Feed Vacuum

When it comes to building a better mousetrap, MacFarlane Pheasants is still looking, just like we’re always searching for ways to make our job easier. That’s the reason behind the feed vacuum, which we purchased three years ago and have implemented ever since. Far from a gimmick, the “feed vac” makes us more efficient and […]

MacFarlane Pheasants’ Distant Relations

Ten miles from our Janesville farm and office MacFarlane Pheasants has its second location. While only a fourth of the size of the main farm, Milton provides us with space to grow in the future, along with a number of other benefits. In fact, the only downside is the distance it puts between our employees. […]

First Things First: Prioritizing Daily Pheasant Care

There are plenty of reasons to never turn your back on pheasant care, which is why at MacFarlane Pheasants, we’re constantly making the rounds on our birds. Twice a day our staff checks each pen for problems that can develop. But how they deal with those problems—and when—is something we’ve learned over time to be […]

Pheasant For All: Shipping Meat Across The World

While MacFarlane Pheasants may be the largest producer of adult birds and day-old chicks in the U.S., we also conduct a vibrant business in pheasant meat. From some of the highest-end restaurants in the country to specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods, we supply pheasant products to them all, and it’s this area that we’d […]

What Do We Do With Our Surplus Birds?

Many farms in the U.S. and Canada are in the business of raising hunting birds for sale to hunt clubs. These hunt clubs preorder their numbers, and this is typically a good guideline for how many birds the farm will be raising that year. However, circumstances have a habit of changing even the best-laid plans. […]

Come Talk To Me: Communication At America’s Largest Pheasant Farm

There once was a time when pheasant farms were small enough to where you could yell across the pen for what needed to be done next. But at MacFarlane Pheasants, we’ve grown so big that our communication has had to change. Nothing beats the face to face, but our communication, from the office to the […]

A Time To Repair, A Time To Replace

With a farm the size of MacFarlane Pheasants, things are always breaking down. From engines to feed lines to the tires on our fleet of vehicles, when something goes belly up, we’re faced with a decision: to repair or replace. But this decision isn’t just a matter of fix-ability, although that’s important. A host of […]