CIEL: the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock

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Small Ruminant Platform: SHEEP and environment

Addressing a UK-wide lack of capacity to undertake detailed metabolic studies in pre-ruminants, leading to a greater understanding of the fundamental science needed for precision farming systems. Outcomes will include: More efficient use of feed; fine-tuning genetics so animals produce meat as efficiently as possible with least environmental impact; and informing research into “bioactive compounds” – extranutritional constituents of interest in manipulating metabolism and preventative health treatments.