Rule Water Venison is naturally reared by the Mactaggart family on the southern slopes of Ruberslaw in the Scottish Borders.

As experienced farmers, we do everything we can to ensure the health, happiness and wellbeing of our deer herd at every stage.

With rolling Border hills to enjoy and nutritious grass to eat, our homegrown red deer live high quality lives here on our farm which means that we produce natural, healthy and delicious venison of the highest quality.

As well as the many health benefits that this natural meat choice provides, farm raised venison is also truly delicious. Our succulent meat is tender, delicate in flavour and because it is farmed we are able to produce consistent quality. This in turn makes it a versatile product to cook with. We hope that all this gives you the ultimate eating sensation.

So, if you’ve never tried venison before or even if you think you’ve tried venison, there’s never been a better place to start. 


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As we all strive to eat healthier and more nutritious foods, the great news is that venison offers a delicious and healthy alternative to beef and other red meats as well as chicken.

Venison meat is naturally lean, rich in flavour and low in calories but venison is also a versatile meat which can be enjoyed as steaks, roasts, sausages, stews, meatballs, burgers, casseroles, stirs fries and more. 

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High in Protein, Low in Fat

Venison is an excellent source of protein because it is both rich in protein but low in fat. Not only is it a low fat meat, but levels of saturated fat in venison are much lower than in other red meats.

Zero Carbs and Low Calorie

Venison meat is free of carbohydrates and contains fewer calories than beef or even chicken breast.


Low Sodium

Venison is naturally low in sodium, so it’s better for your heart than other red meats.


Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

Venison is packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for our health, including iron, phosphorus, potassium and zinc, plus vitamins B6 and B12, riboflavin, niacin and thiamin.