These are wild animals which are culled (as part of the process of maintaining a sustainable number in the herd) in the hill estates of Sutherland. The factory receives the deer as whole carcasses. They cut them into more manageable sized pieces and supply them directly to us. (51 miles away) The meat used from deer is all from the hind quarters of the deer - the haunch.
These are wild animals, living an entirely natural life. So it is not possible to track their lives in the same way as farmed animals. We do know they eat nothing but natural food - basically grass and heather.