Veal Cattle

The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle was released in 2017.

There are various ways to view the Code:

There are a limited number of hard copies of this Code. NFACC encourages use of the electronic version and does not store hard copies. If hard copies are required, please contact Veal Farmers of Ontario or Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec. 

Table of Contents

Section 1 Roles and Responsibilities
Section 2 Calf Selection and Care of Newly Arrived Calves
Section 3 Housing
Section 4 Feed and Water
Section 5 Husbandry Practices
Section 6 Health Management
Section 7 Transportation
Section 8 Euthanasia
Appendix A- Sample Cattle Welfare Policy
Appendix B- Selecting Healthy Calves
Appendix C- Assessing Dehydration in Calves
Appendix D- Sample Emergency Contact List
Appendix E- Examples of Fibre Sources and their Relative Abilities to Stimulate Chewing
Appendix F- Signs of Pain
Appendix G- Transport Decision Tree
Appendix H- Sample Euthanasia Decision Tree
Appendix I- Methods of Euthanasia
Appendix J- Anatomical Landmarks for Euthanasia
Appendix K- Secondary Steps to Cause Death
Appendix L- Resources for Further Information
Appendix M- Participants
Appendix N- Summary of Code Requirements

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