Our story

Yorkshireman Nigel Sampson returned to his roots in 1990 following two years as estate manager on the Isle of Jura on the West Coast of Scotland. Using his experience of farming and passion of deer, learned whilst on Jura he has created HFV Parkland and Wild into a company that produces award-winning prime venison all year round from the many different species in their natural seasons.  Today this family run business, with a great team of staff, a purpose-built production facility in Yorkshire and a herd of native Red Deer which he farms, along with Wild Deer from local Parkland, and Scottish Hill Estates.  Nigel is currently in the process of converting his farm to Organic production to meet this special niche requirement.  He puts the business’s success down to two things: firstly the quality and full flavour of its products, and secondly the emergence of venison as ‘the new beef’. Once a meat favoured by the aristocracy and royalty, venison has over the years become more mainstream. “Venison has shrugged off its claret and tweed image and has become very popular as a healthier, lower fat alternative that’s naturally high in omega 3 fatty acids and versatile enough for both the summer barbecue and the winter roast or casserole” said Nigel. Quality is the by-word for HFV Parkland and Wild and Nigel believes this, coupled with the growing popularity of venison as a lower fat and cholesterol, higher protein alternative to beef, is at the heart of his company’s success.

Here at HFV Parkland and Wild, we Pride Ourselves on Providing the Best Naturally Reared Venison and the best locally sourced Meats, Pies and Preserves that Yorkshire has to offer.


Quality Venison

HFV Parkland and Wild produce prime venison from sustainably sourced wild deer reared naturally in the countryside and traditional parks across the UK.  Primarily using Fallow and Red Deer, as well as other species if required.

The Best of Yorkshire

Our Mail Order demand has moved to Wild from Farmed. But at the same time we are being asked to offer a greater range of locally sourced products that meet our ethos of offering the Best of Yorkshire. This is taking us back to our farming roots, where my family have for generations been proud Cattle and Sheep Farmers originally farming near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire. Yorkshire’s Best Products: Beef, Lamb, Pork, Herb Fed Chicken, Pies and Preserves, all sourced locally from Traditional Farms within the Yorkshire Dales, Vale of York and Yorkshire Moors

The Healthy Choice

As consumers become more concerned about where their food comes from and what’s in it, our wild reared, healthy, low-fat meat fits the bill perfectly.  If you are going to eat red meat, the healthiest option by far is venison.  Demand for venison has been increasing year on year due to its natural qualities as one of the healthiest meats available and we are perfectly placed to provide you with a constant supply of high quality meat.


Our own sustainability – the next generation of Sampsons

Son Hamish, his wife Lily and lovely little grandson Wilbur.

We believe that quality is of the utmost importance and consequently our business has become renowned for a range of top quality, naturally produced meats.
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