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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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This final rule makes clear that FSIS inspectors have the authority to conduct ante-mortem inspection and condemn non-ambulatory disabled veal calves the moment they arrive on the premises of the establishment.
He responded, "Because our three largest donors have selected banning veal calves, so that's our focus."
Another study found a clear association between carriage and the duration of contact with veal calves and that carriage was strongly reduced after a period of absence from animal contact (11,19).
Housed in small social groups on straw bedding and fed on a mixed, fibrous diet, the veal calves are sensitively reared to high British welfare standards.
Only the California proposal directly affected chickens; the other two dealt with veal calves and hogs.
Veal calves were also allowed entry into Gaza -- according to OCHA, they were last allowed in November 2009.
As the perceptive Mr Tucker states, in the interests of balance, viewers really should be exposed to the next stage in the process, Slaughtering Live, and witness the distress of the "ickle lambies", and other "food products" like battery chickens, veal calves, pigs etc as they face their untimely deaths.
(1997) detected the addition of heart girth as a second measurement to the wither height as the most important contribution for estimating the body weight of Holstein veal calves.
Unlike continental veal calves, British calves are fed a more natural diet and are provided more space and necessary bedding.
Mrs Brown said she feels "very strongly" about the cruel conditions in which veal calves are reared.
She said she felt "very strongly" about the cruel conditions in which veal calves are reared.
A proposal that would ban modern housing systems for egg-laying hens, veal calves and gestating sows by 2015 was approved Tuesday by California voters.Florida, Arizona, Colorado and Oregon have passed similar laws for swine and veal.?