The theme of the innovation conference was ‘Building a healthy, sustainable and secure animal agriculture industry through innovation and collaboration.’ Speakers from across the world participated, but the spotlight was on the developments expected in agtech, specifically in the livestock animal health space.

All speakers in the first session agreed that there was a need for better transparency to allow for greater value distribution in the food chain. Jeroen Van De Ven, Allflex Livestock Intelligence, an MSD company, talked about the fact that MSD had acquired a number of companies in that space to try and better explain the food journey.