Veal is meat from calves that are usually between 6 and 8 months old but can be much younger. Most veal calves are male Holstein-Friesians. Since they can’t make milk, the dairy industry sells them to be slaughtered for profit. Veal is a popular cut of meat in Europe, and about 82% of the world’s Veal comes from the E.U.
The meat is rarely eaten in the U.K.