Our Meat and the benefits!

Our Birds

As mentioned before all of the Pheasant sourced come from Llechweddygarth estate.  The Pheasants on the estate have to withstand the harshest of weathers, being located on the tip of the Berwyn moors means that we quite often experience all 4 seasons in one day. And quite often a summers day! To counter this our birds are selected from big strong strains of Pheasant. This year we have opted for "French Commons" ,"Black Necks" and "Melanistic". All three of these strains are exceptional table birds, excellent in weight, size and flavour.
Black neck pheasantFrench Common PheasantBlack Pheasant

Why Eat Pheasant?

Game shooting, whether you like it or not, has huge benefits in rural areas not only for the conservation efforts of estates but also boosting the local economy. Shooting itself is worth £6 Billion, with shooters spending £2.5 Billion on goods and services.  The estate and farms on which game shoots are established on responsible for actively managing 2 Million hectares of habitats. By eating Game, not only are you supporting this vital rural way of life, but you are also eating a healthy, sustainable supply of meat. The nutritional values below speak for themselves when compared to chicken:
  Pheasant Partridge Chicken
Protein (g/100g) 27.1 25.8 20.1
Cholesterol (mg/100g) 66 85 90
Fat (g/100g) 1.2 1 1.5
Iron (mg/100g) 0.7 1 0.2
Extract taken from a campaign commissioned by "Game to Eat"  carried out by  Leatherhead Food International Research 2006
For more information on shooting facts please look at "The Value of Shooting"