Resources

Finding research, management 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 veal industry.

Licence fee FAQ

Who has to pay? How is the money collected? And answers to other frequently asked questions can be found here.

Grain-fed veal factsheets

Deciding to raise calves for the grain-fed veal market requires thorough and thoughtful planning. This series of fact sheets will help answer common questions and guide you in the right direction.

The Building the Foundation for Healthy Calves II manual

This manual is an essential producer resource designed to address the challenges of today’s veal and dairy calf producers while highlighting the latest best management practices. Learn more here.

Learn more about Bill 156

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.

Veal Farmed Animal Antimicrobial Stewardship (FAAST) Review

These online learning modules feature interactive tools and practical resources for both veterinarians and farmed animal owners. Learn more here.

Ontario Animal Health Network

The Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) seeks to form a line of communication with as many veterinarians across Ontario as possible, both to collect information about diseases seen in practice and to share pertinent health and disease information. This information is used to create a summary report with supportive educational materials for bovine veterinarians and producers.

Producer Reports

February to April 2021 OAHN Quarterly Industry Report

November 2020 to January 2021 OAHN Quarterly Industry Report

2020 August to October OAHN Quarterly Industry Report

2020 May to July OAHN Quarterly Industry Report

Booklets and fact sheets

Veal Farmers of Ontario Welfare Assessment

As an Ontario veal producer, you are constantly striving to improve animal welfare on farm by adjusting management practices according to current research in order to meet or exceed industry standards for the care of veal cattle. With the 2017 update to the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle there is no better time to assess welfare on your farm and ensure you are following the requirements of the code. While most farms are already following the requirements, a welfare assessment can help you benchmark the level of welfare on your farm and identify your farm’s strengths as well as areas to improve in order to provide the best welfare for your herd. The welfare assessment is simple to complete. You can do it yourself or ask an advisor such as your herd veterinarian to complete it with you. The standards and information you need are all included in the assessment booklet – there’s no need to look anything up.

Subscribe to the Calf Care Corner and OntarioVeal channels on YouTube for more great videos on calf care and veal cattle management.

Regulations

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 Program Record-keeping Templates

Barn Fire Resources

Emergency Management

Business and Marketing

Traceability