A comparison of the welfare and meat quality of veal calves slaughtered on the farm with those subjected to transportation and lairage

  • P. N. Grigora, M. S. Cockrama, +4 authors C. G. van Reenenb
  • Published 2004


Comparisons were made of the behaviour, physiology and meat quality of 24-week-old male veal calves (mean live weight 234 kg) that were slaughtered either at the veal unit (the control group) or following 3 h transportation at space allowances of either 0.7 or 0.95 m calf 1 and 1.5 h of lairage. Compared with nontransported calves, transported calves had a… (More)

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