Sustainable livestock sector
Mission and vision
Climate smart livestock farming
Precision livestock farming
Innovation in livestock farming
CIEL (Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock) is one of four UK Agri-Tech Centres funded through Innovate UK, the UK’s strategic innovation agency. The Centres are a unique collaboration between Government, academia and industry to drive greater efficiency, resilience and wealth across the agrifood sector; turning ideas into new products and services that will generate economic growth.
CIEL is driving new industry-led research and innovation to position the UK’s livestock sector as a world-leader in productivity, quality and sustainability.
It is the central point of access for the UK livestock sector to the world-class facilities and expertise of leading research institutions across the UK. By drawing together knowledge & skills, technical specialisation and research facilities across multiple institutions, CIEL is helping to streamline and simplify the research & innovation process:
Collaborating with business and academia to deliver transformations to productivity and product quality across the livestock sector
Investing in research and infrastructure to drive new ideas, innovation and technology
Creating collaborative, industry-led partnerships that deliver value across the entire food supply chain
The vision CIEL shares with the wider family of Agri-Tech Centres is to drive forward a more efficient, profitable and resilient agrifood supply chain.
CIEL is currently working with its research and industry partners to address the ‘Grand Challenges’ for livestock production. These include: Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) and Gut Health; Controlling Foodborne Pathogens; Reducing the Impact of Endemic Diseases; Improving Resource Efficiency; Maintaining & Improving Product Quality; and Managing Environmental & Economic Sustainability.
Since 2016 achievements to date include more than £65m invested in new facilities and research across all main livestock species with provision of open access for wider industry use and commercial scale capability.
CIEL in the Animal Task Force
CIEL is the ATF representative for twelve UK academic partners: Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI); Duchy College; Harper Adams University; Newcastle University; Queen’s University Belfast; Roslin Research Institute (University of Edinburgh); Rothamsted Research Institute; Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC); University of Aberystwyth; University of Bristol; University of Leeds; and University of Nottingham. CIEL is committed to sharing its experience and learnings of working with industry and Government to research partnerships across Europe.
Dr Mark Young
Head of Innovation
Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL)
IT Centre – Suite 01
York Science Park
York YO10 5NP - UK
9th ATF seminar
World Food Day high-level event
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