Summit Review

The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit hosted in San Francisco welcomed 485 animal health and nutrition providers, livestock producers, feed companies, technology developers, start-ups and investors to exchange ideas, share experiences and create new partnerships to accelerate action for healthy animals and environmental stewardship.

The summit saw two incredible days of high energy networking, thought-provoking panel discussions, impactful workshops and a tour with UC Davis.

Enjoy our short summary of the summit action complete with video highlights, photo gallery and key takeaways.

Relive the Highlights in 80 Seconds

Our Delegates Said

The Animal AgTech summit is above all a networking event. It’s the place to meet people from all corners of the world in a range of segments related to your business in a unique set up that you will not find at most other events.
Business Development Director


A great job on creating talks on timely and important topics, from methane mitigation to the microbiome. Sustainability was recognized as an important thread through the conference as well as animal health.

I always find this as a great opportunity to connect with new folks who are interested in innovation and investment in animal agriculture and it’s good to see some familiar faces.
Executive Director

On-Stage Highlights

Tristan Colonius, Chief Veterinary Officer & Deputy Director for Science Policy, FDA

“As part of our innovation agenda, we have launched a number of incentive programs for developers and sponsors that will fast-track products that address zoonotic outbreaks and identify barriers to high impact needs in veterinary medicine.”

Rimma Driscoll, EVP & Head of Global Strategy, Commercial and Business Development, ZOETIS

“We have to make sure there is investment in the animal health space, and we do that through lots of different avenues, including working with early stage companies. We’ve recently partnered with Blacksmith, a human health company, and we are pairing their knowledge with our veterinary pathogens to think about very specific antimicrobial use and they have a delivery mechanism that can really help the livestock farmers.” 


Matthew Cleveland, Director of Global Beef Sustainability & Product Development, GENUS

“Tailored genetics is a targeted solution for creating a more sustainable supply of beef. We need to continue to pioneer genetic technologies as a foundation for more sustainable food systems.” 

Cristina Rohr, Managing Director, S2G VENTURES

“Consolidation needs to be carefully considered with earlier stage and later stage companies. We have to keep in mind the complementarity of the products and really understand and be able to model the synergies, both qualitatively, but most importantly quantitatively. If it’s an earlier stage company looking into the syndicate dynamics and what’s driving each syndicate could be important otherwise long months of negotiation could follow and be distracting to a potential consolidation.” 

What Our Delegates Say

LinkedIn Shout-Outs

Highlights: UC Davis Tour

Summit delegates had a fantastic experience visiting UC Davis’ animal agriculture facilities.

The tour included a visit to its Beef Barn Site with bovine bubbles, greenfeed machines, the Robert Mondavi Institute and its Milk Processing Lab Facilities.

Plus, delegates experienced insightful talks on methane reduction with Professors Frank MitloehnerErmias Kebreab, Daniela Barile and Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell.

Who Joined Us?

See You Next Time!

Get the dates in your diary now! Join livestock producers, animal health and nutrition providers, feed companies, tech developers, investors and start-ups shaping the future of the animal agriculture industry at the Amsterdam edition on October 9-10, 2024.

Contact Jamie Reid if you would like to help shape the content and be involved as a speaker, partner or exhibitor.