Purbeck has always had a high population of wild deer. During the sikha season (August – March) we have a small team of professional deer stalkers who shoot the sikha deer on our farms which we then hang and butcher in our premises. Out of sikha season (or when the deer aren’t anywhere to be seen!) we use a larger supplier based just outside of Wareham whose deer are all sourced within Dorset as well.
Venison is a very healthy meat and extremely lean, and once hung appropriately is extremely tender. Typical cuts of venison available on a regular basis and their usual prices are listed below (please not that prices can vary slightly!) Feel free to ask about other cuts if you don't see them here...
|Leg joints||From £14.25/kg|
|Leg and rump steaks||£22.50/kg|
|Strip loin / fillet||£30/kg|
|Shoulder joints||From £9.75/kg|
|Diced / neck fillet||£15/kg|
|Venison & cranberry sausages||£11.25/kg|
|4oz venison & cranberry burgers||