CIEL: World-leading livestock research alliance
CIEL is the UK’s livestock innovation Centre, helping to introduce innovative technologies and processes into livestock production – UK and worldwide. We:
joining up distinct pockets of excellence to form a world-class hub of expertise, tackling the issues that no one part of the sector can address alone
Act as the broker
for one of the world's largest livestock science hubs, working with world-leading researchers and industry partners across the supply chain to identify challenges, potential solutions and routes to R&D funding
to £70 million of capital investment in new R&D capability across all livestock sectors, that will develop agri-tech to directly benefit UK farming and the wider agrifood industry
CIEL is the front door for research & innovation within livestock food production.
We connect industry with world-class research capability and insight to successfully tackle key livestock challenges faced by our industry. From developing climate smart food systems and enhancing animal health to improving welfare and productivity, CIEL is working with businesses to help identify, develop and deliver impactful science and research.
As a membership organisation, Member's within the CIEL’s network benefit from tailored support to build the best project consortia, facilitated access to specialist research capability, exclusive Member events and the inside track on funding opportunities.
Together, the CIEL network of collaborative expertise is tackling grand challenges for livestock production:
Climate smart food systems
Endemic disease reduction
Food safety, quality & integrity
Health & welfare management
Resource efficiency & precision nutrition
One of the largest alliances of livestock researchers in the world
National network of academic partners and research institutions
Network of Industry Members encompassing all aspects of the livestock supply chain
Production - Feed & Nutrition - Health & Welfare - On Farm Solutions - Data & Analytics - Processing - Retail - Allied groups & Associations
Working across Government
BEIS, UKRI, Innovate UK, Defra, Health, DFID, DIT
Greatest investment in livestock research capability in a generationDelivering 26 new or enhanced livestock research facilities across the UK
Value of research projects we're currently involved withThrough use of assets and/or project management including recent bid wins
Projects in the pipelineCurrent proposals and bid submissions we're working on
Working in partnership across the livestock industry
CIEL is proud to be a member of the Animal Task Force (ATF). The ATF is a European Public-Private Partnership of research organisations and farmer and industry organisations, working together on a sustainable and competitive European livestock production sector by fostering knowledge development and innovation in the whole animal production chain. Find out more.
CIEL is pleased to be part of the Food Industry Initiative on Antimicrobials (FIIA) which has the stated vision of ‘Retailers, manufacturers, processors and food service companies coming together to promote and support responsible antimicrobial use and action on antimicrobial resistance. The intention of this initiative is to support and engage with existing industry groups working in this area, ensuring work is aligned, avoiding duplication of effort and it has 3 key working groups on Responsible Use, Data and Research & Development.