Dairy Veal Calves
On the farm
When veal rearing farms participate in the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme they raise dairy calves in a higher welfare environment. These are dairy calves that otherwise would have been an unwanted by-product of the dairy industry, also known as bobby calves.
Calves on RSPCA Approved farms have space to move, play and socialise. They enjoy a quality and nutritious diet, proper bedding and access to the outdoors from weaning.
- Space to move, play and socialise
- Enjoy a nutritious diet that encourages suckling and chewing behaviour
- Can rest in comfortable bedding, with access to the outdoors once weaned
- Aren’t castrated, dehorned or hot iron branded
RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme Standards are based on animal welfare science, RSPCA policy, leading farming practices in Australia and overseas and take account of the commercial realities associated with farming. Livestock industries and individual producers also provide input. The standards are reviewed every five years and are publicly available.
The RSPCA’s Standards for dairy veal calves are currently under review, please check back soon or get in touch with us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
While there currently isn’t an RSPCA Approved dairy veal product in the market, the RSPCA has been talking to farmers and industry. Here's how you can help:
Contact your favourite veal brands
and let them know that animal welfare is important to you
Write to your supermarket
and let them know that you are interested in a humanely farmed veal product