Veal Quality Assurance

The VQA program was originally created in 1990 and updated in 1995, 2004 and again in 2014. This current edition was reviewed and updated by a Technical Advisory Group in 2017.

The VQA program is a collection of science-based best management practices and resources developed by farmers, veterinarians and other industry experts to ensure that veal calves receive quality care through every stage of life and are raised using production standards that result in a safe, wholesome, high quality product that meets regulatory and customer expectations. Specifically, VQA is designed to address all aspects of animal care and on-farm practices.

Re-certification is required every three years.

Download the VQA Manual

Download the VQA Certification Exam

Download the VQA Certification Presentation

Download the Dairy Bull Calf Best Practices

Download the Calf Handling Poster

Download the Feed, Water & Nutrition Poster

Download the Housing & Facilities Poster

Download the Protect Your Calves Poster

Funded by the Beef Checkoff.