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The MacFarlane’s Enjoy A South African Braii

In March 2017, 10 hard working and interesting men from South Africa got employment visas and traveled from their far-away homes to MacFarlane Farms. They certainly fulfilled MacFarlane’s need for workers and everyone gained valuable cultural experiences. Thanks, guys! Wicus Jacobs Ronnie Viljoen Gerhardus Martunis Venter Len Noort Johan Jacobs Jano Smith James Saayman Kallie […]

Typical Work Day for The Brooder Crew at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

The brooder crew is always busy at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Crew members are responsible for the youngest chicks on our farm so their work is intensive and important. We have two shifts per day. Day Shift Hours-7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Night Shift Hours-2:00 p.m.-11 p.m.  A typical day includes both work and communication with each other, […]

What does It Take To Work On MacFarlane Pheasant’s Brooder Crew?

Our job posting for a brooder crew worker lists the basic skills needed to work anywhere on our farm. A crew member needs to be: responsible, dependable, motivated, have organizational skills, common sense, acute attention to detail, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to lift 50 pounds or more. In addition to those […]

Charity Pheasant Hunt at MacFarlane’s Milton Farm

Every year for 20 years, Rick Rollo and his brothers have held a hunting event to “pay it forward” to the doctors, nurses, therapists, and other medical staff who helped to take care of their father, Big Al, as he battled cancer for 10 years. This charity event grew from a small event, with 8 […]

Manchurian Cross Pheasants Are Popular in Utah

It has been more than a quarter of a century since MacFarlane Pheasants first imported Manchurian pheasant eggs into the United States from China. We imported 1260 eggs and went through a rigorous process to get these eggs back to our farm. When we finally did, we ended up with 400 chicks that were certified […]

Sign Up Early for the 11th Bi-Annual International Pheasant Management Seminar March 4-7, 2018

It is our pleasure at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. to announce that the Bi-Annual International Pheasant Management Seminar will be held March 4-7, 2018 in Janesville,  WI.  Let me share what Darrell Meineke, from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, said about the 2016 seminar. “Where do I begin,” he said. “I had such an incredible […]

Year-Round Chick Adventures at MacFarlane Pheasants

This past chick season, we raised 2.4 million chicks between March and August. 600,000 chicks were kept on the farm and raised to maturity to meet the needs of hunt clubs, individuals, and government agencies. The rest were sold as day-old chicks to folks who wanted to raise their own game birds. The variety of […]

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Employs Len Narra from Durbanville, South Africa

Len Narra is one of 10 employees from South Africa, who was hired to fill short-term positions at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Len arrived in March 2017 and will return to his hometown in Durbanville, South Africa in January. Durbanville is a rural, residential suburb in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is surrounded […]

Jano Smith Works At MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.

Jano Smith shared his experiences in Astummerica, working at MacFarlane Pheasants Inc. He joined the farm crew in March of 2017, traveling all the way from Schweizer-Reneke in the North West Province of South Africa. This province of around 40,000 people is sometimes called the City of Sunflowers.  Jano found the process of obtaining his […]

Record Keeping In The Brooder Barn

Record keeping is essential to making business decisions at MacFarlane Pheasants. In the brooder barns we record key information on a daily basis. There is a mortality sheet in each workroom. The workroom is a special room for sanitation right before the chick barn. Information recorded at the top of the mortality sheet includes the […]