CIEL | Membership

Membership of CIEL means you can take your livestock food production business further faster, but don’t just take our word for it…

“CIEL is an important facilitator in bringing industry together to discuss key issues the sector needs to address and identify ways to overcome them.” Germinal GB

As a Member we can offer your business the opportunity of new ways to identify and solve complex challenges by speeding up the translation of ideas into innovative supply chain answers. We inform and influence industry and regulatory priorities and can help position your business at the heart of agricultural innovation.

“Having been involved with CIEL since its inception, it has been great to see the progress being made. With R&D being such a key element of ensuring the longevity of the pig industry, the links CIEL is creating, from farmers through to academia, is key to ensure we are targeting the right areas for future development.” Cranswick

  • Access world-leading research capability of a commercially relevant scale. Rigorously test & validate new technologies with increased confidence and credibility, knowing the results will be replicable at farm level.
  • Connect with new knowledge, insight and technical expertise. Forge relationships with new contacts to extend your business and innovation network and accelerate your own research and development.
  • Collaborate with other innovative businesses. Stimulate the generation of new ideas & business opportunities and develop networks you need to help tackle critical sector challenges.
  • Accelerate business growth. Raise your profile with exposure to potential customers, collaborators and investors. Maximise your chance of success to secure funding with enhanced research proposals that make a compelling case for funding.
  • Be seen and be heard. Present and champion new ideas to an extensive industry network and help ensure important industry issues are addressed at the highest level.

Explore who’s taken the opportunity to join the CIEL Network, take a look at our Member Directory.

“Our thirst for innovation is well-established. Our commitment to technical research keeps us at the forefront of the science of dairy nutrition, so we can continue to deliver exceptional products with unique benefits for our partners, customers and end-users. Working with CIEL and it’s wider network is an important element of this.” Volac.

Become a Member today!

Join our influential and knowledgeable CIEL Member Network.

    • Nationwide Research Network
    • 800+ Researchers
    • 90+ Members and growing
    • Multi-departmental Government Partners
    • £70million investment in research capability
    • 26 world-leading facilities
    • 30,000+ Livestock research populations
    • £millions of current and in the pipeline projects

    Membership Benefits

    • Speed up the translation of ideas into innovative supply chain solutions
    • Identify new ways to solve complex challenges
    • Inform and influence industry priorities
    • Position your business at the heart of agricultural innovation

    Net Zero Challenge

    The Committee on Climate Change has recommended a 64% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and land-use sector to meet a 2050 net zero carbon target in the UK.

    This is an opportunity to tackle climate change while building systems that will help to deliver a sustainable farm and food future for our nation.

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    Who are our Members?

    Our membership is drawn from all areas of livestock food production supply chain, including researchers, scientists, livestock producers and farmers, retailers, packaging companies, nutrition and feed suppliers, technology and innovation SMEs, wholesalers, health, welfare and interest groups.