Innovation Stockyard Hosts Animal Health Roundtable Event
The Innovation Stockyard was proud to host, in partnership with Stinson Leonard Street LLP, reputable animal health consultant, Ron Brakke for a premiere Animal Health Roundtable presentation titled “Trends Impacting Animal Health and Pet Care.” This event was held on May 21, 2015 at the Innovation Stockyard in St. Joseph, Missouri. Topics of discussion included; developing market channel transformation, changing economics of U.S. households, lack of emerging new product categories, U.S. animal population trends, and slowing market growth in largest product categories.
More than 30 people attended the event which included time for networking and a sit down lunch, followed by the one hour presentation by Mr. Ron Brakke. Attendees represented both start-up and large animal health companies, law firms that offer animal health specialized council, animal health distribution companies and the Animal Health Corridor.
Innovation Stockyard specializes in animal health innovation and entrepreneurship, but can provide support services for any idea. With a team who’s comprehensive experience ranges from commercialization and start-up exits to companion animal, production animal and equine sciences coupled with 25,000 square feet of space, the Innovation Stockyard and it’s team can successfully provide any valid animal health idea with the tools necessary to enter the market.
Innovation Stockyard (A Missouri Innovation Center) is housed in the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator and is a partnership between Missouri Western State University, Buchanan County, the City of St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and multiple private partners, including AG Processing, AgriLabs, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., Clipper Distributing, Mosaic Life Care, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and the St. Joseph News-Press.
Current tenants include the United States Animal Health Association, Method Genetics, New Functional Polymers and Sopharmia.
For more information about the Innovation Stockyard, call 816-749-4012 or visit www.innovationstockyard.com.
Brakke Consulting is the leading management consulting firm serving companies in animal health and nutrition, pet care and veterinary services. For more information, visit www.brakkeconsulting.com.
Stinson Leonard Street is a full service law firm who’s animal health and nutrition industry group offers comprehensive integrated legal services to companies in the industry and the associations, research organizations and universities that support them. For more information visit www.stinsonleonard.com.