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veal,

flesh of a calf from two to three months old weighing usually less than 300 lb (135 kg). The locomotion of the veal calves is often restricted, and they are fed a real or synthetic milk that is high in protein and low in iron; this produces the desired tenderness and white color of good veal. It contains gelatin in large proportion and is therefore excellent for making soup stock. Flesh from week-old calves disposed of by the dairy industry is used in certain meat products but is not, properly speaking, veal. Veal is sold almost entirely as fresh meat. The main cuts are the leg, loin, ribs (or rack), shoulder, and breast. The brains, liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, and tongue are considered delicacies.

veal

a calf, esp one bred for eating
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In the UK, farmers can only produce rose calf meat from untethered animals.
For instance, in France, younger calf meat would be sold as 'veaux', while the older category would be 'jeanes bovines'; for Britain and Ireland meat from calves slaughtered over eight months would be sold as beef.
The meat slaughtered after 5 months is called calf meat and does not qualify as veal.
At a public meeting in which the reauthorization of the calf hunts was being discussed, several elders stated that it was not their custom to hunt calves and that they disliked the taste of calf meat.
The purchases involved 18,492 tonnes of calf meat (Spain 7,584 tonnes, Germany 4,842 tonnes, Italy 3,060 tonnes, Austria 1,564 tonnes, France 1,397 tonnes, Belgium 35 tonnes and the Netherlands 10 t).
The export of calf meat on the bone was some way off - first he wanted to see a good market for calf meat in the UK.
PESHAWAR -- District administration Thursday conducted raids on butchers shops in Hashtnagri, Tehkal and University Road and arrested 23 persons for selling calf meat.