Q: Aren't veal calves kept in crates?
which restrict the movement of calves have been illegal in the UK since
1990, and have recently been banned throughout the European Union.
Veal had a very bad reputation in the past, and rightly so - calves were
kept indoors in horrendous conditions. This is not the case with our
Q: What is 'welfare-friendly'?
calves are reared in open air yards with deep straw bedding and a
varied diet. The straw keeps them warm and dry, and they have room to
run around. The calves get a bit of sunshine when the weather allows,
as well as shelter from the rain.
Q: Isn't it cruel to eat such young animals?
calves are reared to between 6 and 8 months of age. This is older than
most pork and lamb, and much older than any chicken you will find in
the supermarket. The idea that veal is from younger animals than most
meat on the market couldn't be further from the truth.
Q: Why is Bocaddon Farm Veal pink rather than white?
veal had a white colour, and this was achieved by depriving the calves
of iron in their diet. Bocaddon Farm Veal is a darker pink colour
(sometimes called rose veal), due to the calves' varied diet and
welfare-friendly lifestyle. We hope you agree that our meat has a
beautiful flavour, while still retaining the tenderness associated with