CGIL is an international leader in education, research and promotion of animal breeding, genetics and genomics of livestock. Established in 1984, CGIL is located at the University of Guelph and involves faculty, post-graduates, and students in a variety of areas of genetic improvement of livestock including cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry, among others. CGIL has an updated central computing facility and expertise applying computationally intensive methodologies required for genetic and genomic research. CGIL’s activities are also supported by several research stations located in Guelph’s vicinity.
CGIL Mission is to position the Canadian livestock industries as global leaders in animal genetic, products and genetic improvement technologies through world leading research and training in quantitative genetics, animal breeding and animal genomics.