Monthly Archives: February 2016

Why Do We Love USDA Inspections?

We are excited to share our thoughts about United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification in our food division at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. and our processing plant, Twin Cities Pack! Our pheasant food products have always been state certified, but markets outside the United States require USDA certification, and it has been our goal to […]

What’s It Like Being Assistant Hatchery Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants?

Krystal Price, a graduate of UW-Madison, with a degree in Animal Sciences, poultry emphasis, is the Assistant Hatchery Manager at MacFarlane Pheasants. She is proud to have secured a stable career in her field of study. Krystal will have worked at MacFarlane Pheasants for 3 years this May. When she first came to work on […]

Have You Met This Experienced Pheasant Man?

Assistant Production Manager Richard Thomas is a pheasant man! He has worked at MacFarlane Pheasants for 3 years but has worked in the pheasant industry for 16 years. Prior to becoming an assistant production manager on our farm, Rich also worked as the assistant manager in our hatchery and helped to run our brooder crew. […]

4 Steps to Keeping Pheasants Healthy in Winter

Have you ever wondered what happens to the birds at MacFarlane Pheasants during the cold Wisconsin winters? We take the following steps to make sure our birds stay healthy and happy during the winter months. It is a golden rule to never let our birds run out of feed. They expend plenty of energy during […]

Our Fabulous Pheasant Meat Is Everywhere!

MacFarlane Pheasant  reaches grocery stores and restaurants through food distributors who sell them to either smaller distributors or straight to restaurants and grocery stores. We work with Harris Teeter, Burris logistics, and Lipari foods. The main products we sell through these distributors are whole birds, the half pheasant, and the airline breast. The airline breast […]

Feed and Water Systems-Critical Concerns

Maintaining your feed and water systems is critical to keeping your game birds healthy. Be prepared to spend time checking feed and water systems in all barns at least three times every day of the week. If there are problems with either of the systems that are not recognized in a one-day cycle, your birds […]

Game Birds Stay Healthy With Daily Monitoring

Monitoring of feed consumption is an essential component of making sure our birds stay healthy. One of the first signs of a sick bird is that they stop eating and drinking. This is why we are vigilant about checking our feed and water systems and our birds morning, noon, and night.  If our birds eat […]