Category Archives: Animal Welfare

Deer grazing in a field on the farm

Organic animal husbandry at Downfield Farm

Animal husbandry (the science of breeding, raising and caring for livestock) is an integral part of what we do here at Downfield Farm. And as an organic ...
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Why commercial organic farming in Scotland is best

Commercial organic farming in Scotland has come a long way in recent years. It is now not only a viable business model, but popular with consumers too. So what ...
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Healthy fish swimming in a river

The benefits of organic farming on fish and rivers

There are many benefits to organic farming which might not be immediately obvious. For example, did you know that organic farming helps fish?
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Galloway cows in a field of green grass

5 reasons you should be eating high-welfare organic beef from Downfield Farm

Farmed meat can be bought at alarmingly low prices. This is great for the bank account, but consider the old phrase, ‘buy cheap, buy twice’. Why is the meat so ...
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Stagison reviews

We believe that the venison from Downfield Farm is the best in the country. By giving our deer the best lives possible, and slaughtering them in the most ...
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A herd of deer at Stagison

Have you herd about our venison eco farm?

Here at Stagison, we take environmental concerns very seriously. The changing climate is something we all need to commit to fixing. It’s something we can all ...
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Red deer on a frosty winter morning.

Delicious Christmas venison gift ideas

For those looking to buy a unique gift for Christmas, venison selection boxes are the perfect solution. With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect ...
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A herd of sheep in a field in Scotland

Advantages of raising or hunting your own meat

We’re very busy in the butchery at the moment, with many customers asking us to butcher their pigs, lambs and cattle ready to go in their freezers ...
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Deer on the Stagison farm in Fife

A great year for deer 

To make sure we get the best meat from our deer farm in Scotland, we make sure they are as happy and stress-free throughout their lives as we can ...
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Venison meat steak with vegetables

5 reasons to eat venison

Venison is growing in popularity. What was once seen as an elite food has become accessible to all. Here on Downfield Farm, we produce and sell ...
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A Galloway cow with her calf in a field

Downfield Farm goes organic

Last month, we began to convert our Downfield Farm into an organic farm. So by 2021, Stagison meat will be organic. But why go organic in the first place?
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Downfield Farm Deer grazing

Diversifying into deer farming

Discover how Stagison Venison owners Jane and Robert Prentice have utilised their land on Downfield Farm to operate deer farming in Scotland.
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