Situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, overlooking Llangorse Lake in the county of Powys, lies the Welsh Venison Centre. A family firm, established 1985 by the Morgan family, and today run by husband and wife is Andrew and Elaine Morgan, their policy has always reflected that of the new generation of farmers who insist on putting the customer first with full traceability, superb animal welfare and quality end products. The Welsh Venison Centre was in fact the first to become accredited as both a farm and processing unit under the quality mark for farmed venison.
Nestled within the mountains, the Welsh Venison Centre has extensive acres for the animals to roam freely and happily. Andrew Morgan, who owns and runs Middlewood Farm, has a hands-on involvement with day to day activity, making sure his livestock feel comfortable around him and ensuring they are at ease in natural surroundings for as much time as possible. Animals are encouraged to be predominantly grass fed with minimum supplementary feeding take place in winter months.
Farmed Venison is more consistent, less “gamey”, leaner and more moist than its wild counterpart. It provides higher levels of protein than beef, lamb, pork and chicken, with lower levels of fat and cholesterol. It also provides a good source of vitamins B12 and B6, both of which are good for a healthy heart, omega oils and the immunity boosting zinc and selenium.
The Welsh Venison centre forms part of Middlewood Farm, which proudly boasts a fabulous farm shop designed and built to reflect its surroundings. Within the shop, along with venison, can be found free range lamb, welsh beef, local pork, free range poultry, speciality meats, home made sausages as well as a myriad of other preserves, sauces and foodstuffs, all interwoven amongst local crafts and gifts. Welsh Venison centre is proud to supply venison to many of the country’s foremost restaurants including the famous Lucknam Park.