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Ontario veal farm digester turns manure into power for neighbouring homes

On Wednesday June 29, 2011, Delft Blue Veal Farms (division of Grober Inc.) proudly hosted the event, Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms

Delft Blue's digester

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Posted by FFC on July 20th, 2011 :: Filed under animal by-products,Environment,Manure,Sustainability,Veal
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California Prop 2 Passes

New rules will close down the state’s egg industry, observers report.

Source: Feedstuffs (11/5/2008)

The California ballot initiative on farm animal housing has passed by a fairly large margin with 63% for to 37% against as of 5:30 a.m. Central with 87% of the vote in.

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Posted by FFC on July 21st, 2009 :: Filed under Family vs factory farming,Housing,Regulations
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The real deal about veal

Jennifer Bain, Toronto Star, 2007.04.04

The real deal about veal; The Ontario Veal Association president opens her barn for a tour, encouraging butchers, supermarkets, chefs and consumers to learn more about this lean red meat

Ontario farmers want you to know how they do – and don’t – produce veal.

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Posted by FFC on July 19th, 2009 :: Filed under Consumers,Education and public awareness,Housing,Veal
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Revealing the truth about lean meat

Myth about calves raised in darkness hampers veal image

By Greg Burliuk, Kingston Whig-Standard, 2002.06.01

Mention the word veal and some people cringe.

“How can you eat baby cows?” was the cry I heard years ago. A British friend once told me that was why veal consumption was so low in her animal -loving country.

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Posted by FFC on July 19th, 2009 :: Filed under Consumers,Education and public awareness,Veal,Vegetarian
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Farming’s the ‘veal’ deal for former dairy producer

By Patrick Brennan, St. Thomas Times-Journal, 07 Mar 2007

Ian Foster could easily be classed as a specialist among the ranks of
Elgin’s farming community. He’s committed a portion of his farm operation to veal production, a specialty among farmers. Raised on a dairy farm, Foster chose farming as a career and made the decision in the mid-1980s to leave dairy farming and get into veal production.

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Posted by FFC on July 13th, 2009 :: Filed under Consumers,Farm life,Housing,Veal
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Ease your mind about veal calves

By Cynthia David, CP Wire, November 6, 2006

There’s a display at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto this week that may ease your mind about veal.

It’s a model of a veal calf which, in the flesh, weighs 318 kilograms (700 pounds) and stands 1.5 metres (five feet) tall.

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Posted by FFC on July 13th, 2009 :: Filed under Canada,Consumers,Education and public awareness,Farm life,Housing,Veal
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