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  • Writer's pictureRadoslav Židek

Second announcement

Updated: Jun 5

European Seminar on Deer Biology Slovakia 2024


The Slovak Association of Deer Farming invites you to a international scientific conference connected with a workshop.

Venue: Smolenice castle, Zámocká 18, 919 04 Smolenice

Date of venue: 4.10.2024 – 6.10.2024



Check In 16:00 * arrival of participants, registration, dinner

5.10.2024 / /Scientific Part

Plennary session

  • Opening ceremony

  • Invited lecture: The use and potential of antlers/velvet in medicine

Scientific Session

  • Genetics and genomics of red deer in Europe

  • Nutrition and feeding of deer at different levels of breeding intensity

  • Veterinary service and health at the deer farm

  • Traceability and food production from venison

  • Legislative regulations regarding deer breeding in the EU

  • Farm technology and reproduction biotechnology in deer farming

Gala dinner

6.10.2024 / Workshop

09:00 – 12:00 Technical tour 1: From semen to intensified reproduction

  • Animal Reproduction Centre – Excell Breeding Services

  • Collection and examination of deer sperm at a deer farm

  • Practical demonstration of insemination of hind at a deer farm

09:00 – 12:00 Technical tour 2: From venison to fork

  • Game Park Balunky

  • Deer slaughterhouse, carcass dressing

  • Game/ venison meat processing, production of venison products

Final program will be available for registered participants only.

Technical Information

All sessions accept theatre and poster presentations.

Authors are encouraged to submit full-texts or abstracts.

All authors are invited to follow Guide for Authors of scientific journal Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica (SCOPUS)

All accepted full-text submissions will be published in the monothematic issue of per-reviewed scientific journal Acta

Fytotechnica et Zootechnica dedicated to the deer biology and technology after conference.

Book of Abstracts of all accepted submissions will be available on-line after conference.

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 31. 8. 2024

Deadline for full-text: 31. 10. 2024 (registered through submission portal of Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica):

Registration Fee 250 EUR

Registration fee covers following services: (dinner 4.10.; lunch, gala dinner 5.10.; Workshop 1 or Workshop 2; conference materials)

Please register here:


Accommodation is available at the conference venue upon request, please indicate in the registration form:

Sigle room: 130 EUR/ night

Double room: 80 EUR/ night/ person

Max. capacity 105 persons, by single room 40.

Accommodation is available as bed and breakfast.

As there is limited number of rooms, reservation will be provided by “first come-first get”.

Parking available for guest with accommodation.

There are several possibilities to accommodate in the surrounding of castle but without assistance of organizers:


Address: Zámocká 18, 919 04 Smolenice

GPS: 48.513478587434804, 17.43183966830942

How to reach

Airport: Bratislava (SK); Vienna (AT), Brno (CZ)

Train/ Bus: Bratislava (SK), Trnava (SK)

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