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What is veal?  We’re glad you asked. About 70% of all veal meat comes from special-fed or milk-fed veal calves that are raised to about 500 pounds. Come to the farm, there’s lots to learn www.VealFarm.com

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Are veal calves raised in crates? That’s old news.  Today, veal calves are raised in group pens without tethers. Calves have space to stand up, lay down, turn around and groom themselves. Come to the farm, there’s lots to learn www.VealFarm.com

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Are veal calves anemic?  That’s a common misperception.  Veal calves receive iron and other nutrients in the milk and feed they are given daily. Come to the farm, there’s lots to learn www.VealFarm.com

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What do veal calves eat?  Veal calves receive milk, water and grain daily.  They are raised for about 22 weeks to a market weight of 500 pounds or more. Come to the farm, there’s lots to learn www.VealFarm.com

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Where is veal raised?  Veal farms are primarily located in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Each farm family raises about 200 calves a year. Come to the farm, there’s lots to learn www.VealFarm.com

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Look!  My ear tag is unique to me. The numbers on my ear tag help identify the dairy farm where I was born. The ear tag numbers are also entered into a computer where the farmer and veterinarian can track everything about me! Come to the farm, there’s lots to learn www.VealFarm.com

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Raising healthy calves is a priority to veal farmers.  That’s why they work closely with a local veterinarian. There’s a name for that. It is called a Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship or VCPR. It’s the foundation of the Veal Quality Assurance Program.  Lean more at www.VealFarm.com

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How old and how big are veal calves when they are marketed? They are raised for about 22 weeks and harvested at 500 pounds. They are bigger than a pig and older than a turkey. Lean more at www.VealFarm.com

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