Finding research, management issues and production information about and for the veal industry can sometimes be a difficult process. This section is dedicated to providing topical, timely, and interesting information about the grain-fed and milk-fed sectors of the veal industry.
Click on one of the topics below for more information:
Licence Fee FAQ
Who has to pay? How is the money collected? And answers to other frequently asked questions.
Deciding to raise calves for the grain-fed veal market requires thorough and thoughtful planning. This series of factsheets will help answer common questions and guide you in the right direction.
Learn more about key aspects of calf management during the first nine days of life that will improve the value of male dairy calves leaving the farm, maximizing returns.
Find more information about Bill 156, what it means for Ontario farmers, truckers and processors, and how you can show your support on social media at: https://aboutbill156.com.
These online learning modules feature interactive tools and practical resources for both veterinarians and farmed animal owners. Learn more here.
- Avoiding acidosis
- Assessing calf health cheat sheet
- Early Disease Detection
- Salmonella Dublin
- Update on Salmonella Dublin and Bovine network project – July 2016
- Veal Livestock Purchasing Guide
- Colostrum Management Booklet
- Extra Label Drug Use Factsheet
- On-Farm Cost Calculator of Livestock Diseases
- Euthanasia of veal cattle and dairy calves
- Sample euthanasia decision tree
- Veal Biosecurity Poster
- Factsheet: Bob Veal in Canada
- Water Contingency Plan
- 5 Year Holiday Producer Planner
- Veal cattle transportation
- Calf welfare in the first 24 hours
- How much are manure tags costing you?
Codes of Practice
- Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle (2017)
- Will your farm meet code requirements by July 1, 2018?
- Veal welfare assessment
- Why assessing welfare is good for your farm
- Should This Animal Be Loaded? Guidelines for Transporting Cattle, Sheep & Goats
The Canada Agricultural Products Act and Regulation referenced in the 2009 O. Reg 266/09 Livestock and Poultry Grades and Sales Regulation infosheet have been repealed and consolidated under the Federal Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulation and incorporated by reference in the Beef, Bison and Veal Carcass Grade Requirements document.
- An amendment now brings the maximum weight limit for a veal carcass from 180 kg to 190 kg and came into effect January 15, 2020.
- The purpose of the amendment is to provide the Canadian veal industry with the flexibility and opportunity to manage veal carcass weights throughout the supply chain.
O. Reg. 266/09 under the Food Safety and Quality Act provides information on beef and veal identification requirements for provincially licensed meat plant operators.
Reg. 56 under the Beef Cattle Marketing Act provides regulatory requirements associated with weighing of live cattle.
Reg. 55 under the Beef Cattle Marketing Act provides regulatory requirements associated with weighing of carcasses.
Verified Veal Record-keeping Templates
- Veal treatment history record
- Outgoing veal record
- Animal health products record PDF
- Animal health products record EXCEL
- Antimicrobial treatment record – PDF
- Antimicrobial treatment record – EXCEL
- Incoming feed record
- Medicated feed mixing record
- Visitor log
- Pest control record
- Water quality record
- Verification record
- Corrective action report
- Veal mortality record
Barn Fire Resources
- Producer Factsheet
- Dealing with the Aftermath of a Livestock or Poultry Barn Fire
- Reducing the Risk of Fire on Your Farm
- Factsheet for First Responders
- Strategies & Resources
Business and Marketing
Government and Other Industry Partners
- Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC)
- American Veal Association
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
- Ontario Independent Meat Processors’ Association (OIMP)
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
- United States Department of Agriculture
- University of Guelph
- Ontario Animal Health Network
Ontario Agricultural Organizations
- Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO)
- Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO)
- Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO)
- National Farmers Union in Ontario (NFU)
- Ontario Goat
- Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners
- Grain Farmers of Ontario
- Farm & Food Care Ontario
- Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)
- Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA)
- Ontario Pork (OP)
- Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA)
- Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF)
Canadian Agricultural Organizations
- 4-H Canada
- Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC)
- Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA)
- Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA)
- Farm Management Canada
- La Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec
- Livestock Medicines Education Program
- Ontario Trucking Association
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