History of Mushkino

From Prussian traditions to the modern business

The history of Mushkino Safari Park can be traced back to the mid-19th century. The main building is designated on old German maps as the Morren Farm, a typical farm in East Prussian lands that belonged administratively to the Gross-Klingbeck Estate. During the Soviet times, the farm became the home of several families working on the neighboring collective farm, and the building was attributed to the nearest village called Mushkino, Bagrationovsky district. With the collapse of the USSR, collective farms ceased to exist and the farm became empty: the families leaved this place.

The modern history of Mushkino began in 2006, when an agricultural cooperative was organized with the accession of neighboring lands. The main building has been restored and converted into a cozy guest house in a traditional Prussian hunting style. At the same time, there's been started the implementation of idea of an ecological and economic complex for breeding European red deer.

The deer farm demanded the development of the agricultural complex, which gradually occupied an area of 2000 hectares, and today fully provides the safari park with grain crops, hay and other products required for animal husbandry.

Over the past 10 years there has been a systematic expansion and development of Mushkino. Deer numbers in the safari park increased to 2500 goals. The farm turned into Safari Park, European style Pointof-Interest with a restaurant for hunter's cuisine, a Russian bathhouse, a huge green area and a whole list of outdoor activities. There is a stable, hunting and fishing for tourists from Russia and Europe.

Today, Mushkino is today one of the largest deer farms in Russia. It sells live animals to other farms and products of reindeer husbandry: antlers, raw meat, semi-finished products and deli meats of his own production. The company is organized taking into account the latest European trends in farming and continues to develop actively. The plans include further development of farmland, increasing deer population, widening the range of deli meats and expanding the dealers network throughout the Russia and neighbour countries