State of veal: Housing on track, profitability is back

America’s veal farmers are closing in on a significant achievement. A decade ago when a national conversation on animal housing was in its infancy, veal producers chose to act.

“We made a commitment on animal housing when others were just beginning to talk about it,” says Dale Bakke, president of the American Veal Association. “Around 90 percent of milk-fed veal calves are in group housing today and we expect to complete the transition by the end of next year as we said we would back in 2007.”

By the end of 2017, veal farmers will have invested more than $50 million in new and renovated barns that provide an environment for calves to be comfortable and thrive.

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Joie de Veal

A cross-border merger in 2009 created the largest, most automated veal and lamb company on the continent. Now if it could only convince customers to give the product a little respect.

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Why You Might Consider Ordering the Veal

The veal industry has changed significantly from the 1980s, with more humane production methods and increased recipe and menu options. This article written by Matthew Kronsberg for the Wall Street Journal talks about industry changes for raising veal and delicious recipes for cooking it.

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State of Veal: Producers making progress amid economic challenges


Consumers want safe, wholesome affordable food and the American Veal Association and the veal industry is committed to providing it. In addition, veal growers are committed to providing the best care for their calves, as shown by estimates that up to 85 percent of veal calves are now in group pen systems. This is on pace to meet the industry goal of the entire U.S. herd switching to group housing by the end of 2017.

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Hunting E.coli


In the meat industry, one might consider Wayne Marcho, founder of Marcho Farms, to be a trailblazer, as he has had a long history of investment into doing “what’s right” by the company and its consumers — the most recent evidence occurring when its continuous improvementefforts were turned toward its already-strong food-safety record.

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Veal Farmer Interview

The Farmers Wifee blog

Many consumers may have heard negative information about the veal industry, but never heard directly from a veal farmer. Blogger, Krista Stauffer conducted an interview with a veal farmer from Wisconsin, allowing her audience to learn about veal production, animal care,  and housing systems.

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