Veal Farm Videos

In this 360° tour and other videos, you’ll tour a working Ontario veal farm and meet the farm family. You’ll learn what veal IS, how veal cattle are fed, how they’re cared for, and more.

Quick Facts:

  • Veal cattle are part of a circular economy. Male cattle that can’t produce milk are raised for meat instead by farmers that specialize in raising veal.
  • Ontario and Quebec are the largest Canadian producers of veal because they also have the greatest number of dairy farms.
  • Holsteins are the most common breed of veal cattle.
  • Veal cattle are raised in groups with other veal cattle of a similar size and age.
  • Veal cattle are the second oldest animal we eat. Grain-fed veal weigh over 750lbs/340kgs when they go to market. Only beef cattle are older and heavier.
  • Veal farmers work closely with their veterinarian to help keep their cattle healthy.
  • The white huts you see while driving around in the country are used to house both female and male dairy animals during the first few weeks of life.
  • Veal farmers feed balanced diets to their cattle that include corn, protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.
  • Veal cattle can either be milk-fed or grain-fed. Both diets offer optimum nutrition for the animals and never include growth promotants.
  • A 600-pound veal animal will eat 15lbs/7kgs of grain a day and drink up to 8 gallons/30 litres of water a day. That’s the same as 14 boxes of cereal and 15 2-litre cartons of milk!