>go to the supermarket
>veal sizzle steak is at $20/kg
>same brand is selling ordinary beef sizzle steak at $30/kg
>no mention of organic or whatever
Weird, isn't veal supposed to be more expensive compared to ordinary beef?
Isn't most, if not all, veal just a by-product of the dairy industry, also less money spent on raising it until adulthood, so really there's no real reason it would be more expensive, especially if from the same place, it's not really a status symbol anymore so it's not as expensive anymore
What I mean is there's less demand because the weird idea that veal is cruel by people who eat beef and dairy. Now from what I've seen it's usually cheaper in supermarkets and still expensive in restaurants (where it's rarely served)
Seriously bro? That's the fucking norm for veal. Restricting movement reduces the development of muscle which maintains that light color & milder flavor. It's typical for veal cattle to be raised in "crates" or otherwise have their movement restricted.
It's kind of this weird dichotomy where veal is cruel but lamb is not.
So demand for veal goes down.
But unlike lamb, who are bred for meat production (okay, some are jut biproducts of the wool industry, but most aren't) you can't really lower veal supply because they're an inherent result of milk production.
So it's pretty cool. Veal prices continue to go down because nobody's buying it.
Because that would defeat the whole point of veal, which is its very mild flavor. If you didn't restrict it's movement you would simply have beef, which is a different thing altogether.
It is based on age but veal producers restrict movement of the calves in order to make the meat more tender, which is the point of veal really.
If they let the calves run around and develop their muscles you'd end up with tough veal at which point you may as well just eat mature beef instead.