World-leading research capability for the monogastric sector
Our poultry capability is a key component of our offering as poultry is the largest animal protein sector and recognised as innovative. Key challenges which will require further research are bird welfare, novel and sustainable feeds, environmental emissions and litter management, as well as reducing avian diseases.
• Fundamental research of bird behaviour, health and welfare
• Improving bird health and welfare through applied on farm research
• Improving productivity and reducing environmental impact through studies of interactions between health, environment, genotype and nutrition, from fertilisation through to product.
Additional expertise and facilities to support the poultry sector are also available through the following CIEL academic partners: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI); Harper Adams University; Queen’s University Belfast; University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute; University of Nottingham.