Department of Animal Science and Technology

of Animal Science and Technology

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Pavilion 2, 2nd Floor

Scientific-teaching employeesPhoneE-mail (+
Prof. Miljenko Konjačić, PhD, Head of Department
+385 1 239 4015mkonjacic
Prof. Ante Ivanković, PhD
Full Professor
+385 1 239 3991aivankovic
Prof. Zoran Luković, PhD
Full Professor
+385 1 239 3645lukovic
Prof. Boro Mioč, PhD
Full Professor
Prof. Jelena Ramljak, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Ana Kaić, PhD
Associate Professor
+385 1 239 3650akaic
Assoc. Prof. Ante Kasap, PhD
Associate Professor
Assoc. Prof. Nikolina Kelava Ugarković, PhD
Associate Professor
Assoc. Prof. Ivica Kos, PhD
Associate Professor
Assoc. Prof. Zvonimir Prpić, PhD
Associate Professor
+385 1 239 4035zprpic
Assoc. Prof. Ivan Širić, PhD
Associate Professor
Assoc. Prof. Dubravko Škorput, PhD
Associate Professor
+385 98 598 207dskorput
Assoc. Prof. Ivan Vnučec, PhD
Associate Professor
+385 1 239 4036ivnucec
Assist. Prof. Valentino Držaić, PhD
Assistant Professor
Mateja Pećina, PhD
Senior Assistant
+385 1 239 3898matejapecina
Expert-technical employeesPhoneE-mail (+
Marija Gadža, dipl. ing. agr., Department Secretary
Expert Associate

Experiment stations and laboratories

Laboratory for genetic identification of domestic animals


Basic activities of the Department are teaching, scientific research and technical work in the field of animal production. However, teaching on the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and postgraduate studies is a significant part of the activities of the Department’s staff, as well as rich scientific and technical activities in the field of domestic animal breeding, protection and conservation of autochthonous animal breeds, production technology of meat, milk, wool, mushrooms, and production of semi-durable and durable meat products. Extensive and rich technical activity (consulting, seminars, lectures and other) is aimed towards improvement of overall animal production, standardization, recognition and protection of autochthonous products (Istrian cured ham, Istrian cattle meat, lamb meat of the Pag Sheep and Dalmatian pramenka breeds etc.) That’s why Laboratory for genetic identification of domestic animals is very important. Through more than 20 projects financed by Ministry of science, education and sports, Ministry of agriculture, forestry and rural development, regional associations and economic subjects numerous scientific and technical researches were done in order to improve different fields of animal production in Croatia.

Employees of the Department are the active participants of the numerous scientific and technical meetings in the country and abroad. They are members of Breeding Programs’ Councils and Commissions for livestock evaluation on different exhibitions and fairs, and different domestic and foreign societies, editorial boards of scientific and technical journals. One of the departments’ employees is National coordinator of Republic Croatia at FAO for animal genetic resources conservation.

The Department employs a total of 17 people of which 13 are in the scientific teaching position: professor emeritus Vesna Pavić Ph.D., full professor Boro Mioč Ph.D., full professor Ante Ivanković Ph.D., associate professor Zoran Luković Ph.D., assistant professor Miljenko Konjačić Ph.D., assistant professor Jelena Ramljak Ph.D., assistant professor  Ivica Kos Ph.D.,  assistant professor Ivan Vnučec Ph.D., assistant professor Zvonimir Prpić Ph.D., assistant professor Ivan Širić Ph. D., assistant professor Nikolina Kelava Ugarković Ph.D., assistant professor Ana Kaić Ph.D., assistant professor Dubravko Škorput Ph.D., senior assistant Ante Kasap Ph.D. and   assistant Valentino Držaić, M.Sc.

Administrative, laboratory, technical and assisting personnel are Marija Gadža and Kristina Židovec.

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