GrassCheckGB: New Grassland Improvement Programme 

A new project to help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland. Expressions of Interest invited from Dairy Farmers.

Putting the best meat on the bones for UK beef & lamb


CIEL has been awarded a £100k grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate how precision technology could be used to help ensure greater availability of high quality meat products for consumers and drive future red meat consumption.

Weight of Expectation

A new research project aims to improve UK production efficiency by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for beef cattle and sheep.

CIEL: the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock

From cell to system, CIEL delivers global leading livestock production and product quality research to deliver improved food quality and farming systems.

CIEL provides a focused gateway to a core of 12 world-class research institutes to develop new industry-needed solutions as well as commercial trial farms for real world results.


Link between science and practice

A direct link between science and practice to enable broader, faster and deeper innovation uptake in the livestock sectors.

Innovation and discovery

Speeded rates of innovation and discovery in livestock R&D

Pre-competitive research

Pre-competitive research to address strategic priorities for a competitive and sustainable UK livestock sector

Infrastructure & innovation

Supported access to world-leading infrastructure with industry demanded critical mass, and facilitate innovation to develop commercial products and services

Skills & Training

Talent and skills succession solutions from undergraduate training to post graduate study, training up the industry innovators and leaders of the future

World leading project management

• A project management and contract handling service to co-ordinate globally leading expertise and facilities as a one-stop, commercially competitive focus for UK Livestock R&D

CIEL: the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock

CIEL has been made possible thanks to a government grant, managed by Innovate UK. It is a membership organisation, bringing together leading UK based academic institutions and industry partners who provide strategic direction, projects for development and commercialisation of the research we carry out.