Genetic selection of Iberian Deer

Selección genética de venados

Our origins

At the end of the 80s a group with a long tradition in the management of cinegetic farms was born within the Lagunes group, the idea of ​​developing a project of genetic selection that would boost the recovery of the purity of the Spanish deer, whose phenotype and Genotype, was beginning to be diluted as a result of hybridization with non-native subspecies on game farms.
Thus we gave birth to our obsession for the achievement of genetic excellence, that is, the search for the best products from only the best specimens of Spanish deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus), exclusively based on genetic selection techniques.

30 years dedicated to genetic selection.

Venados record de España

Leaders in Genetic Selection

Adaptability

This is why the Lagunes farm is created, which is in all likelihood the oldest hunting farm in Spain, in whose 700 hectares live breeding animals and their descendants in semi-free conditions, largely developing their ethological characteristics and feeding from what the fields have to offer for almost the whole year, which gives our cattle a great capacity of adaptation to their farms of destination.

30 years of genetic selection

  • High adaptability: 700 hectares in semi-liberty with natural food.
  • Only farm in Spain with certificate of genetic purity.
  • Maximum health guarantee.
  • High degree of kinship of some of the records of Spain with many of the breeders of our farm.

Feeding

The basis of our highest quality is not artificial feeding but a meticulous selection of our stallions coupled with a rigorous process of genetic selection for 30 years. This circumstance, which has allowed an exceptional fixation of the horn character, coupled with its high adaptability to new environments, causes our animals to develop exceptional trophies that will transmit to their future offspring, improving considerably the quality of the cabin on the farms of destination In a short space of time.
Ciervo record de España

Obsession with Iberian genetics

All our breeding animals have undergone rigorous genetic tests, being at the moment the only property of Spain that possesses a certificate of genetic purity that credits that all its members are Cervus elaphus hispanicus. (Dr. Juan Carranza Almansa). The aforementioned certification process has highlighted the high degree of kinship of the new record in Spain with many of the breeders of our farm.

Maximum health guarantee

One of our commitments is to offer our customers the maximum sanitary guarantee. For this reason, since its inception, all our animals are periodically vaccinated, dewormed and subjected to rigorous official serological tests, especially before their transfer to other farms. Likewise, Lagunes Selección Genetica has been pioneer in applying sanitation techniques in the management of cervids. In this sense, we guarantee that every animal that leaves our farm is free of any type of disease that can be transmitted on the farms of destination.
Ciervos con garantía sanitaria garantizada Finca Lagunes

Linking to the academic world

From the origins of our project, we have been guided by the conviction that the pursuit of excellence necessarily comes hand in hand with research. This conviction has led us to sign different agreements in which we systematically collaborate with the most renowned scientists in the field of animal health, zootechnics and ecology of cervids, research projects in the field of assisted reproduction, Genetic selection and animal health.
In the same way, we are convinced that the future of the hunting sector necessarily involves the correct training of the young. Their training must pay particular attention to promoting knowledge and respect of both biodiversity and the principles inherent in the development of a Professional activity. For this reason we collaborate regularly with a wide variety of specialized teaching institutions of all types of degrees (Vocational, University and Post-graduate), regularly imparting practical sessions in our facilities in which we try to transmit to future professionals in the sector, Not only our acquired knowledge about the Iberian deer for the last 30 years, but also the tools and ​​necessary values for the exercise of responsible hunting management.
We put a bet on the Iberian deer with a successful genetic selection. We keep a firm commitment to research, rigor in sanitary measures and all this while respecting the ethological characteristics of the deer. This is the work that we have developed for 30 years and which has motivated the achievement of two absolute national records of Iberian Deer with animals coming from our farm, turning Lagunes Genetic Selection into the genetics awarded with records in Spain.

INCREMENTO DE LA VIDA ÚTIL Y CALIDAD DE LOS PRODUCTOS DERIVADOS DEL CIERVO Y DESARROLLO DE NUEVOS PRODUCTOS

Este proyecto ha sido financiado por el Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad dentro del Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad, en el marco del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016 y cofinanciado por la Unión Europea con número de expediente RTC-2016-5327-2.

Genetics of deer records in Spain

  • Year 2004. Absolute record of Spain: 223,81 points C.I.C.
  • Year 2011. Absolute record of Spain: 235.43 points C.I.C.
  • Year 2012. Spain Record of the Year: 217.75 points C.I.C.
Guardería de Finca Lagunes

Meet our Iberian deer

Lagunes ciervos sementales

Stallions

Lagunes ciervos primeras cabezas

First Heads

Lagunes ciervos segundas cabezas

Second heads

Lagunes ciervos terceras cabezas

Third Heads

Lagunes ciervos hembras

Females