Meat Wholesalers Basics: What Is Veal?

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Pot roast veal is without a doubt one of the favourite ways of cooking veal for many people around the world. But why not? It’s absolutely delicious! But have you ever wondered how this wonderful meat is produced? Well, here’s a short and fast fact about veal production.


What Is Veal?

Veal is the kind of meat that is taken from a young calf. Though many people may be familiar with this, what they don’t know is that veal is taken from young bull calves, usually raised to about 16 weeks or 18 weeks of age where they should have reached at 450 pounds in weight. Why bull calves, you may wonder? Well, this is mainly because not many farmers see the use of having too many male cows in their farms, as opposed to female cows which can be used for milking. In fact, many of the bull calves are predominantly raised for veal meat, and only some of them are raised to for breeding. In addition, bulls are not really used to produce beef given their tough meat and texture. The bull calves which are born are either sold to private butcher shops or through a sales barn and meat wholesalers and are thus butchered to be sold as veal.


Kinds of Veal

In general, veal can be classified as to how they were grown: there are milk fed veal and grain fed veal. The milk fed veal are those that consume a diet which is balanced to contain all the necessary nutrients and mineral to ensure that the animal reaches the desired weight and is healthy and delicious enough for human consumption. Because of this diet, milk fed veal have a light pink colour and soft texture, as well as a very mild taste.

Grain fed veal on the other hand is solidly pink in colour. As for the taste, it is much beefier than milk fed veal, though it is not as beefy as the actual beef itself. For the first six to eight weeks, these bull calves are fed the same diet as the milk fed veal. However, after this their diet is mixed with corn and protein supplements.


Get Delicious Veal and Other Gourmet Meats from Campisi Butchery

Looking for fresh and quality veal shouldn’t be so difficult as we have them right here for you. Aside from veal though, we have other types of gourmet meats available like:


If you’d like to know more about our range of meat products, you can get in touch with us through our telephone line (02) 9826 6122. You can also leave a message in our contact page and we’ll be sure to get back to you real quick.



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