Learning more about veal cattle housing

The VFO supports the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle (2017) and stands behind the mandated phase-in dates, including the veal industry’s ongoing commitment to transition to group housing by December 31, 2020. A diverse stakeholder group worked to develop the consensus-based Code that includes the minimum requirements of care all veal producers are expected to meet, and recommendations that producers can adopt to further enhance welfare on their farm. The Code is scientifically-based, summarizes the current knowledge of veal cattle welfare and references helpful resources. The VFO understands the importance of following this Code to promote the health and well-being of veal cattle.

Click here to read about housing in the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle (2017)

Click here to read VFO’s Commitment to Animal Care statement.