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Win a Veal selection box from Cotswold Veal

PUBLISHED: 14:13 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:24 06 November 2013

Cotswold Veal

Cotswold Veal

Cotswold Veal

We have teamed up with Cotswold Veal to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Veal selection box.

Cotswold Veal, one of the UK’s only high welfare veal producers, has launched to provide restaurants and UK consumers with top-quality British veal reared to the highest welfare standards.

A far cry from traditional methods of veal production, Cotswold Veal rears its calves in the Cotswolds up to eight months of age. Its calves are raised in social groups, in large open barns with deep straw beds to lay on, natural lighting and ad lib, nutritionally balanced food. This approach eliminates all stress from the animals’ lives, as a relaxed calf puts on weight and is healthy and tasty. Cotswold Veal is monitored and approved by the RSPCA’s Freedom Food programme. Calves are transported for no longer than two hours, and all associated vets, abattoirs and butchers are also Cotswold based.

Cotswold Veal is founded by Chantal Brown, an agricultural conservation advisor based in Gloucestershire who is passionate about the ethical reasons for eating veal. Chantal is joined with business investor Jonathan Willetts, head chef at London restaurant The Corner Room, and an advocate of the culinary potential offered by veal.

Chantal Brown, Director of Cotswold Veal said:

“For a long time veal has been a no-no here in the UK, but what most of us do not realise is that eating veal is a very ethical choice – provided it is reared in the right way. Many people do not realise that veal is significantly older than chicken, lamb and pork, and only five months younger than supermarket beef.

“We founded Cotswold Veal to address some really important issues in meat production. Our veal is raised in the highest welfare conditions, it is locally sourced and fully traceable, it supports British dairy farmers, British breeds, is sustainable, and the end product is healthy and extremely delicious.

“Our ethos is to utilise and value all parts of the animal and inspire innovative cooking with more unusual cuts of the animal. To help people we provide delicious recipes on the website and in seasonal recipe booklets delivered with online purchases.”

Cotswold Veal is unique from other British Veal available on the market due to the breeds that are used. Other veal suppliers predominantly use straight dairy breeds, with bony frames and poor muscle development.

By crossing with native beef breeds such as Aberdeen Angus and Hereford, Cotswold Veal believes the eating quality of the veal is far superior. Cotswold Veal is pale pink, and is more tender and succulent than beef. It is very high in protein (similar to beef) but much lower in fat, with only a fraction saturated fat.

The prize is a large box of veal cuts, from 2kg roasting joints for large family gatherings, to packs of ready to cook escalopes and sirloin steaks, plenty to see your friends and family through the festive period. You will receive a full range of cuts from across the animal, recipe booklets signed by chef Jonny Willetts, delivered to your door in a sheep’s wool insulated box.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize simply send your answer to the below question along with the code CVCL005 and your full contact details to competition@cotswoldlife.co.uk

Q: Veal comes from which animal?

T&C: Competition closes Wednesday 13th November 2013. The winner will be the first entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. Employees and relatives of Archant, the competition prize supplier and associated companies are not eligible to enter. Entries that are illegible or not in accordance with the rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified within four weeks of the closing date. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. In the event of the advertised competition prize being unavailable for whatever reason, Archant is not responsible and is not required to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The winner must be willing to take part in post-event publicity if necessary. UK entries only. One entry per person. By entering this competition are agreeing to be contacted by Archant Ltd for relevant offers, if you don’t want to receive these offers please write no offers on your entry.

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