„Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. That’s all it was: just curiosity.”
Our adventure with animals and animal farming has a long tradition. From the very beginning, we were fascinated by anything that had four legs and needed the farmer’s care. As early as in the 1980s I got engaged in taking care of traditional domestic animals, with a particular focus on horses. However, tastes and interests tend to change. Ultimately, I gave my love to deer species. It was 2003. Firstly, we started raising fallow deer. Our herd consisted of over 1000 breeding doe ─ at that time it was the largest ecological breeding farm of this kind in Europe.
After a few years of successful breeding, we introduced deer to our herd ─ we bought them from the best farmers from different parts of Europe, such as Austria, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the states created after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.
A huge genetic potential allowed us to mix different lines, which is rather rare in Europe. Therefore, our herd is unique. It is intended for people interested in farming deer with large antlers. Farms of this type generate much greater profit than the ones offering livestock for slaughter.
With time, red deer supplanted fallow deer in our farm. However, we still keep a small herd at our farm for sentimental reasons.
Our main aim is to breed deer with 20 kg antlers. We have been working on this dream for years, cooperating with universities and research institutes in Poland, Germany, Slovakia, and most recently ─ the Czech Republic and Spain.
In 2009 we decided to inseminate a doe to get the best quality genetic material. We are innovators in this domain.
Our deer are met with a lot of interest. We sell them mainly for breeding, in order to improve reproduction and the gene pool of wild animals, and to eco-farms for venison production and raising trophy animals.
Our deer go to farmers in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, France, Lithuania and Spain ─ all of which have extensive experience in raising these animals, but also to Russia, where the deer farming is still in its infancy. After all, Russia is a huge market and thus of considerable interest to us, with the first commercial trails already blazed there.