A world-leader in livestock research and technology for sustainable food production
We are the UK’s Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock, a world-leading farm animal research alliance, helping to bring new technologies and processes to livestock food production within the UK and worldwide.
- We provide leadership, support and a platform for a world class hub of collaborative expertise, tackling the issues that no one part of the livestock food production sector can address alone.
- Acting as the broker for one of the world’s largest livestock science hubs, we work with leading researchers and industry partners across the supply chain to identify challenges, potential solutions and routes to research and development (R&D) funding.
- Facilitating access to £70 million of capital investment in new R&D capability across all livestock sectors, we are active in developing new solutions to directly benefit UK farming and the wider agrifood industry.
Improving UK food systems and sustainability
Over and above working alongside our Research Members, CIEL brings together an active network of Industry Members spanning the food supply chain, including producers, processors, retailers, veterinary health, feed companies and SME innovators, all with an interest in R&D and improving UK food systems.
Our reach also extends across government, providing a voice to ensure important industry issues are addressed, championing new ideas, and providing our Members with unparalleled opportunities to partner in projects.
“CIEL is working in all the right areas, bringing industry, research and government closer together to help drive a livestock sector that needs to be more agile. I’m really impressed with the work they do and the approaches they take”
Supply Chain In-Sites (SCI)