Breeding requires substantially more knowledge, resources and work than commodity farming. It is conducted on the area of nearly 300 ha of fertile meadows and pastures, with 150 ha fenced and divided into several dozen grazing sections, equipped with deer licks and automatic drinking-troughs, with clear water supplied. The remaining grassland is used for growing organic fodder for the autumn and winter period ─ hay and silage. Particular groups of animals are kept in separate sections, according to their age.
Farming includes keeping a register of animals. All doe have their DNA code registered for identification purposes. The offspring’s genetic code allows to mate the mother. This is how we create a herd of mothers giving birth to the consistently improving young, who will increase the pool genes, creating perfect antlers. Out of 500 breeding bucks on our farm, the best 15 bucks are chosen for mating.
As a rule, one buck takes care of 40 doe in one section. This way competition between males can be avoided.
During a fawning, doe need to fend for themselves. The animals are subject to natural selection, which is beneficial to the development of the herds.
Mouflons came to our farm 4 years ago; they were bought from the farmer from the Czech Republic who succeeded in breeding the best ram in the world. The value of his horns was estimated to be 252.5 CIC points.
These animals are a base for the breeding of best quality mouflons. Mouflons are popular with fallow deer and deer farmers.