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Fat Content of Grass-fed Veal

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 23, 2011 at 5:19 AM

I would really like to start ordering meat packs from these guys:

http://www.paddocktoplates.com.au/

However, I am worried that calves may not be adequately fatty. Does anyone have experience with veal or know the fat content of veal cuts?

Many thanks.

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on January 21, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Shari, your answer is incorrect. Veal is just baby cows - http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-is-veal_273.html.

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on December 10, 2011
at 07:17 PM

We get grass-fed veal from our meat CSA, from their website: "Our veal is an old fashioned suckled veal, that is raised outside on open pastures where there is plenty of room to roam, forage and exercise. When our veal hits your plate you will notice the meat is a rosy pink in color and full of flavor and texture, demonstrating a natural diet and plenty of free range freedom." (www.applecheekfarm.com) Also see this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/18/dining/18veal.html

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on November 26, 2011
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I have seen veal calves out on our neighbor's pasture in Normandy, although they are brought in at night to a warm, dry barn. The calves seem to start off on milk, then there is a weaning process in which they have both milk and grass (or grain). In time they transition to an all-grass (or grain), adult diet.

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on November 12, 2011
at 08:26 PM

Veal is just a young cow, still milk-fed, it need not be "abused."

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on November 12, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I agree. Don't think it's possible to have grass-fed veal. Move the torturous cage around in the pasture maybe? I don't even see how veal is paleo quite frankly. Seems to me our distant ancestors didn't abuse animals in this way. Just eat from a cow who's had a happy life out at pasture.

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5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

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on June 23, 2011
at 12:51 PM

It is leaner than most meats, so I would wrap it with bacon or cook it in bacon grease in order to add extra fat if you're really that worried about it. Besides, the taste of EVERYTHING is improved with the addition of bacon, anyways!

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on November 12, 2011
at 04:42 PM

Grass-fed veal wouldn't be veal. Veal eats mother's milk, or a deficient diet it if is penned.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on November 12, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I agree. Don't think it's possible to have grass-fed veal. Move the torturous cage around in the pasture maybe? I don't even see how veal is paleo quite frankly. Seems to me our distant ancestors didn't abuse animals in this way. Just eat from a cow who's had a happy life out at pasture.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 12, 2011
at 08:26 PM

Veal is just a young cow, still milk-fed, it need not be "abused."

559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

(1548)

on November 26, 2011
at 05:57 PM

I have seen veal calves out on our neighbor's pasture in Normandy, although they are brought in at night to a warm, dry barn. The calves seem to start off on milk, then there is a weaning process in which they have both milk and grass (or grain). In time they transition to an all-grass (or grain), adult diet.

D7ec5ab98a0b971f9e24b4e654abfa7d

on December 10, 2011
at 07:17 PM

We get grass-fed veal from our meat CSA, from their website: "Our veal is an old fashioned suckled veal, that is raised outside on open pastures where there is plenty of room to roam, forage and exercise. When our veal hits your plate you will notice the meat is a rosy pink in color and full of flavor and texture, demonstrating a natural diet and plenty of free range freedom." (www.applecheekfarm.com) Also see this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/18/dining/18veal.html

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on January 21, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Shari, your answer is incorrect. Veal is just baby cows - http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-is-veal_273.html.

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