Private Butchery


Bob & Jane Prentice, with deer at Downfield Farm

Private Butchery


Nice to Meat You

Here at Downfield Farm Abbatoir, we are delighted to offer quality private butchery services.  We have top attention to detail and use every possible part of the animal to ensure you get the best value for money.

So if you’re looking for butchery services then look no further! We are custom meat cutters in Scotland and process cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, wild & farmed deer.

High Steaks


Hay Ewe

Our family run business and team of experts are no strangers to hard work. Born and bred farmers we set up our Scottish abattoir and animal processing plant to raise the standards of Scottish meat.

Our journey began delivering a Field to Fork Scottish Venison experience. Naturally, being farmers and meat lovers ourselves, we expanded to offer private meat processing for most animals.

Our custom meat processing plant is BRC certificated. What’s more, our qualified team of butchers are passionate about quality meat. We are licensed to process meat, mincemeat and package your produce.

Cuts of Stagison Venison meat
Carcasses hanging in an abattoir

Downfield Butchery Services


Herding in a New Era

Our state of the art Scottish Abattoir and butchery facilities, built in 2016 are fully licenced to butcher, mince and package the following carcasses:

  1. Wild & Farmed Deer
  2. Cattle
  3. Sheep & Goats
  4. Pig

We are currently licensed to process from start to finish through our private abattoir the following animals:

  1. Farmed Deer
  2. Sheep & Goats

Get in touch


We’d love to hear from you

If you would like to know more then please do get in touch. Whether you would like to book your animals in or visit us for a tour, we’d be delighted to hear from, we would be delighted hear from you. 

You can call us on 01337 830237 or email us here.

An old fashioned red telephone with antlers coming out of the hand piece


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


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


Our products are processed, cut, packaged and prepared just the way you like them.

What People are Saying

  • "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.'

    Happy Customer

  • "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.'

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    F. Hipwell,
    Happy Customer

  • "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'

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    Happy Customer

  • "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'

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    Graham Johnson,

  • "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.'

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    Jonathan James,
    Happy Customer