Royal presence at Stenhammar Day

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The King during his speech at Stenhammar Day. Photo: Julio Gonzalez/SLU.

The King and Prince Carl Philip attended Stenhammar Day on Monday 7 June, which was organised by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Stenhammar Estate.
It is the fifth time that the Stenhammar Estate has arranged a day together with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU. The theme for this year's Stenhammar Day was "Animal welfare for sustainable development".

The King welcomed everyone in his inaugural speech and highlighted the importance for Stenhammar "that animal husbandry meets the strict animal welfare requirements that exist. Sweden has the strictest animal protection laws in the world, which means that the consumer should feel confident about how the animals have been treated".

The King's speech was followed by a speech by SLU's Vice-Chancellor, Lisa Sennerby Forsse, about the university's latest ventures in relation to animals.

Various different speakers highlighted the roles of research and media, and how companies can combine legal and market requirements with profitable production.

Minister for Agriculture Eskil Erlandsson gave his ideas on Swedish animal protection.

The day ended with an excursion around the grounds of the Stenhammar Estate.