Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals: Veal Calves

The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of the different species of farm animals. The Codes contain recommendations for housing and management practices for farm animals as well as transportation and processing.

The Codes are voluntary and are intended as an educational tool in the promotion of sound husbandry and welfare practices. The Codes contain recommendations to assist farmers and others in the agriculture and food sector to compare and improve their own management practices.

The current Code for Veal Calves is under review. For more information see the National Farm Animal Care Council at

Code revision initiated December 2014
Estimated public comment period Fall 2016
Estimated Code release date Fall 2017
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