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It's OK to Eat Veal... Really

Jersey Girls Dairy is listed with Buy Better Dairy
and follows their Best Practices toward the ideal
for high standards in animal welfare.
We are committed to producing an
ultra premium, healthy, humanely raised veal.

Information for Chefs...

The history of Jersey Boyz veal is the story of small dairy operations, economics and thoughtful farming. Our male Jersey calves are raised for 4 months  (to about 400lbs) on mother's milk in a free range environment.  They are kept in an open barn without restraints, free to roam in and out of the barn at will.  The sale of these veal calves is an important part of the economics of a small dairy farm like ours.

The meat from these uniquely raised animals is considered 'rose' veal versus the 'blonde' veal many are used to seeing and tasting.  The taste is clean and light, probably unlike any veal you have ever tasted.  Our veal has been featured at The James Beard House in NYC - as the centerpiece of a dinner themed "The Vermont Veal Renaissance".  Jersey Boyz veal is currently  served at some of the top restaurants in Vermont and a limited amount of meat is available in our retail store for sale to consumers.

If you are a chef and are interested in working with us to develop your veal program and ordering whole/half animals for your restaurant please contact us.  We will design a program to suit your needs.

In an interview with Lisa Kaiman, Farmer and Owner, Local Banquet Magazine wrote: “The reason I got started doing veal was because my customers were begging me to do it. They loved veal but they didn’t want to eat the cruelly raised kind.”

So says Lisa Kaiman, who runs Jersey Girls Dairy in Chester, which provides milk to Woodcock Farm for its cow cheeses. She could relate to her customers’ unease. To avoid sending her bull calves to industrial veal facilities or out-of-state slaughterhouses, Kaiman used to give her calves to fellow farmers and friends. “I couldn’t sleep at night if I sent them to any of those places,” she says.

But soon thereafter she began raising her bulls in spacious indoor pens where they drink fresh milk from “free feeders” and eat hay. In contrast, industrial veal calves are given milk replacer that deliberately keeps their iron and fiber levels low, producing pallid meat. When her calves are four months old and topping roughly 400 lbs. she trailers them to a certified-humane slaughterhouse.

Read the whole Local Banquet Article

Jersey Girls Dairy
157 Thompson Road
Chester, VT 05143
phone: 802.875.6576