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calving

[′kav·iŋ]
(geology)
The breaking off of a mass of ice from its parent glacier, iceberg, or ice shelf. Also known as ice calving.
(vertebrate zoology)
Giving birth to a calf.
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This is a win-win situation because the benefits of calving younger include an increased number of calves per lifetime.
The latest BCMS (British Cattle Movement Service) data shows that the average calves per lifetime is currently 5.
This low productivity contrasts with ratios of 60-80 calves per 100 cows observed just after the peak of Beverly calving during the 1980s and 1990s (Gunn and Sutherland, 1997).
At the time of the outbreak investigation, no calves were available to be tested for Cryptosporidium.
After milking, the calves were led to the waiting room and remained there till the end of the milking process of all the dairy cows.
Table 1 shows the effect of sex of calf, parity of cow and season of calving on birth weight, weaning weight at 7 months and pre-weaning average daily gains (from birth up to 7 months) of the Friesian x Sanga calves.
Weaner producers will compete in three categories, including growth potential on natural grazing, growth potential in a feedlot and the producer offering the most calves (minimum 70 calves to qualify).
HUDDERSFIELD'S MP has said British consumers should be encouraged to eat veal to prevent the unnecessary slaughter of bull calves.
Survival of newborn calves is dependent on sufficient colostrum's intake soon afterbirth [6].
The Ethical Dairy was unveiled at Rainton Farm near Gatehouse with the emphasis of allowing calves to stay with their mothers to suckle.