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C.R.I.X.P. "Ternera Gallega"

Protected product
The “Galician Veal” P.G.I. only covers livestock from the Rubia Galega and Morenas Do Noroeste breeds, crosses between the two and crosses between these and other breeds, on farms controlled by the Regulatory Board.

The livestock must be fed according to normal traditional land uses in Galicia, according to typical methods connected with the Galician meat industry and which are in turn connected to cultural and sociological factors. Feed should include products such as corn, potatoes, turnips, dry or fresh forage and concentrates based on cereals approved by the Regulatory Board.

It is expressly forbidden to use products that may interfere in the animal’s normal rate of growth and development, as well as the use of recycled animal derivatives.

All products are identified with certification labels issued by the Protected Geographical Indication, with distinctive elements for Galician Veal (“Galician Veal” and European logotype of protected geographic varieties), numeric code and commercial category (“Supreme Galician Veal” has labels with a pink background, and Galician Veal with a yellow background). These labels accompany the product throughout all of the marketing process. Sliced fillets in trays also have official labels controlled by the PGI.

The area of production and slaughter corresponds exclusively to the Autonomous Community of Galicia.

The Protected Geographical Indication covers all fresh veal from animals born, raised and slaughtered in Galicia. The meat has a good balance between its fat and muscle content, is very tender, succulent and with a soft texture. The muscle has a fine grain and firm consistency, with a colour that ranges from light pink to light red.

Considering the age of the animals used, manipulation and alimentation are divided into the following categories:

  • Calf: Animal destined for slaughter at less than ten months of age. This category includes:
    • “Supreme Galician Veal”: Animals still kept with their mothers. They feed mainly on milk and are not weaned until slaughter.
    • “Galician Veal”: Animals weaned at different ages.
  • Yearlings: Yearling Galician Veal: Animals destined for slaughter at between ten and eighteen months of age.


  • Regulation on the Specific Designation of Galician Veal approved by Order of the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry on 3rd November 1994 (Official Gazette of Galicia –DOG- dated 21.11.94) , ratified by Order of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Foodstuffs (MAPA) on 18th April 1995 (Official State Gazette – BOE- dated 26.04.95)
  • Registered as Protected Geographical Variation by European Union Regulation 2400/96 of the Commission, dated 17th December 1996 (OJEU 18.12.96).

Technical data
Certified meat tonnage (2007): 16.206 t

Ternera Gallega

Prego de condicións (290 Kb)

Fichas técnicas

Presidente: Jesús González Vázquez

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