The front door to innovation for the livestock sector
CIEL is one of the world’s foremost farm animal research alliances and a leading membership organisation.
Safe food, produced to a high standard, in a transparent and low carbon way – at CIEL we support and facilitate the delivery of efficient, sustainable and competitive livestock food production. From pre-farmgate to the finished product, we connect industry, research and governments. Through new technologies and processes we aim to reduce fragmentation and increase collaboration in the agrifood sector. Delivering results in the development of climate smart food systems and improved animal health, welfare and productivity.
Drawing on world-class research, industry and SME innovation, our goal is to successfully tackle key livestock farming challenges faced by the UK and around the world.
Our membership spans the food supply chain, including producers, processors, retailers, veterinary health, feed companies and SME innovators.
Our voice ensures important UK livestock farming issues are addressed, championing new ideas and providing our Members with unparalleled project and funding opportunities.
Our investment, thanks to the support of Innovate UK, has helped deliver the greatest livestock research capability in a generation.
Taking on the grand challenges for livestock production: climate smart food systems; endemic disease reduction; food safety, quality and integrity; health and welfare management; resource efficiency and precision nutrition; antimicrobial resistance. Together, working in partnership with our Members and Innovate UK, we’re supporting innovations that directly benefit the UK’s livestock food supply chain.
We are one of the UK’s four Agri-Tech Centres of agricultural innovation, established as a key pillar of the UK Government’s Agri-tech Strategy.