(843) 893-2945

Processing Deer

Since 1989

 

1989:  Heyward Risher

Born and raised in Walterboro, South Carolina, Heyward Risher established Risher’s Deer Processing on Yearling Lane in 1989  on the same site it occupies today.

 

1991:  Ownership and Vacuum Packaging

Gary Malvasio became the owner of Risher’s Deer Processing in 1991 and began expanding the operation. His extensive background in meat cutting and sausage making started in 1972. Gary introduced vacuum packing to the deer processing industry in Lowcountry in order to ensure exceptional quality and freshness for the customers’ harvests. Heyward and Gary continued working closely together for another three years before Heyward’s retirement.

1993:  Smoked Specialties

20 years ago, Risher’s Deer Processing added two smokers to the plant in order to meet the demand for cured and smoked specialty items.

 

2015:  New Ownership

Jesse Ellis became the new owner/operator of Risher’s Deer Processing in 2015, taking over from his grandfather, Gary Malvasio.

 

2019:  Smoker Fire

A smoker fire hit the reset button on the recent progress on to Risher’s facilities.

 

2020:  Recovery & New Management

The extended Malvasio family has stepped in to rebuild what once was.

Gary Malvasio's step-son, Ray Ryoti, and Ray's son, Adam Ryoti, are the new owner/managers of Risher’s.

 

Ray gained expertise in deer processing while working at Risher’s during deer season, and has been self employed for the last 30 years. Adam has worked for Ray for the past 10 years while studying for his bachelor’s degree in sustainable business and science. They are bringing Risher's back into its prime and eager to serve Low Country deer hunters with premium processing.




 

AWARDS

PRAISE

“ No matter if it is our personal deer or one harvested by an out of town guest on our property, every deer goes to Gary and Jesse. It never fails – the person always comments on how great the processing is no matter if it is general or specialty products.

Without a doubt, the BEST in the Low Country. ”


JOSH WHITE – WHITE WOOD, INC.

 

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Every year, we add new venison products derived from Italian and German  traditions combined with Lowcountry favorites. See our extensive menu and competitive prices. Or download our price list.

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RISHER'S DEER PROCESSING

120 YEARLING LANE

WALTERBORO, SC 29488

 

(843) 893-2945

 

 

OPEN: August 15 – January 12

7 DAYS A WEEK

8 am - 10 pm

(Closing at 9 pm after DST)