Venison – the meat from deer - has a rich, characteristically gamey flavour with a juicy and succulent texture similar to that of lean roast beef. Venison has become a more popular meat in recent years due to its naturally lower fat content, however it still contains enough fat to keep the meat moist and juicy during the cooking process.
Dovecote Park’s venison is sourced from red deer which have been raised naturally on a forage based diet on specially selected farms and estates across the UK. Dovecote Park takes special care to ensure our venison producers operate to the highest welfare standards. During the summer months, the deer spend their time at grass, while during the winter, some may be housed in straw bedded barns to protect them from harsh weather.
All our British deer are slaughtered at Round Green Farm, a purpose built abattoir in South Yorkshire designed specifically for processing deer to the highest animal welfare standards. Maturation and boning of the carcasses also takes place at Round Green Farm before the product is moved here to Dovecote Park for retail packaging, where many of the cuts of venison are carefully prepared by hand, to ensure the highest standard and quality.