Meat Processing Plant

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Private Processing

Humane Slaughter

Here at Downfield Farm, we offer private animal processing for sheep, goats, and farmed deer, and our reputable humane abattoir is something we take great pride in. We believe that stress-free meat is tasty meat. Furthermore, we are also Scotland’s only field to fork venison farm, abattoir, and meat processing facility. So as to provide quality venison meat we handle all processing in our custom-built processing plant which includes a private butchery service.

Book In Your Herd

Our Abattoir Process

Our Animal Processing Plant

We process your animals by appointment only. So, if you want to use our services, please call or Contact Us to schedule your animals. As such, we generally are booked one or two weeks in advance. And possibly longer during the autumn up to Christmas. So please do plan accordingly so we can work with you!

Your animal(s) need to be here by 12 noon on a Monday or special arrangements can be made to bring them on a Sunday afternoon. The animals need to be tagged accordingly and accompanied by the relevant food chain declaration as well as being clean and dry.

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Butchers butchering meat in a meat processing plant

Meat Hygiene Inspection

Your Needs Catered For

We will contact you on a Tuesday afternoon/evening following the Meat Hygiene inspection with details of your weights and any vet comments.  We’ll need some instructions from you on the preferred processing. A Downfield representative will be happy to walk you through your cutting instructions to best suit your needs. If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Once booked in and processed, we will contact you for your meat collection. All butchered meat is vacuum packed, labelled, and boxed for you. Or if you are collecting a whole carcass it will be wrapped in mutton cloth.  Further, if you would like us to arrange for your meat to be delivered elsewhere in the UK, this can be organised. We work with an overnight courier and package accordingly for an additional fee.

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Get in Touch

Call Us Today

If you want to know any more about our butchery, abattoir process, meat packaging or Venison processing here at Downfield Farm then please get in touch with us. You can call us on 01337 830237 or email us here. We can also advise you on what products we offer too. Whatever your query, we will be delighted to help.

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Deer Oh Deer

All our deer are lovingly raised, carefully nurtured and tenderly prepared.

A Cut Above

We believe that to get the best from our meat, we need to do what’s best for our deer.

About Us

Find out about how our forking good idea started and why Venison became deer to our hearts.

What people are saying

“Impressed with  your set up”

‘From start to finish I have been impressed with your set up. Could you pass on my thanks to your guys who made dropping off my animals and picking up their produce so easy. I am also impressed with the butchery… it was what I asked for and very neatly done.’

Jonathan James

“Great Service All Round”

‘Just thought I would let you know how pleased we are with the meat packaging and labeling – its the first time we have used your butchery service and will certainly be using it again. Everyone very friendly and helpful – great service all round. thanks’

Graham Johnson

“Thank you for the first class service”

‘I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the first class service we have received. You have been very professional and flexible with our needs’

M. Wallace

“Great Service”

‘Thank you for great service as usual. The butchering and labelling look really good and I am delighted with my taste test -I had noisette for supper tonight!!. Please thank everyone concerned from off loading to delivery of the final product.’

F. Hipwell

“First Class”

‘Thank you for the service you provided us. From the first communication to meeting Bob at the farm when I delivered the sheep and collection at the rendezvous in Forfar, it was first class.’

I. Carnegie

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