New in 2020
Maximum weight increase for veal means increased flexibility
Beginning in 2020, there will be an increase to the maximum individual weight for veal coverage. The update aligns with industry changes to offer farmers more flexibility when managing their veal cattle through the supply chain.
While overweight animals will no longer be eligible for payment, the maximum live weight for all veal cattle is 769 pounds. This is an increase in coverage of 17 pounds for grain-fed veal. The maximum rail weight for all veal cattle is now 419 pounds, an increase in coverage of 9 pounds for grain-fed veal.