Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

Improving livestock productivity in tropical climates

Who We Are

Who We Are

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health supports programs that improve livestock-based livelihoods in the tropics. It is a strategic alliance of The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland's Rural College and the International Livestock Research Institute.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Putting research knowledge into use to improve livestock-based livelihoods.

Our Approach

Our Approach

The Centre forges partnerships and catalyses investments that enable scientists, investors, policy-makers and user communities to co-produce and apply the knowledge and tools necessary to make our vision a reality.

Our Programs

Our Programs

Five joint research programs currently operate under the auspices of the Centre. They generate and advance the use of scientific knowledge in dairy and poultry genomics, health genetics, reproductive technologies and informatics to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in the tropics.

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CTLGH Programs



Facilitates the application of genomics to dairy production in the tropics for increased livestock productivity and a more sustainable environment.


Applies cutting edge breeding tools to improve the productivity and flock dynamics of poultry in the tropics.


Demonstrates new breeding technologies and ways they can accelerate the impact of tropical livestock genetics.


Selects genetic traits to improve disease resistance and resilience of cattle and poultry in the tropics.

Informatics &

Curates and uses data and bioresources to maximise the impact of new and existing knowledge on tropical livestock genetics and health.

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