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.