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calf

1
1. the young of cattle, esp domestic cattle
2. the young of certain other mammals, such as the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, and whale
3. a large piece of floating ice detached from an iceberg, etc.

calf

2
the thick fleshy part of the back of the leg between the ankle and the knee

calf

[kaf]
(oceanography)
(vertebrate zoology)
The young of the domestic cow, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, moose, whale, and others.
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There is quite a concert of noises; the great bull-dog, chained against the stables, is thrown into furious exasperation by the unwary approach of a cock too near the mouth of his kennel, and sends forth a thundering bark, which is answered by two fox- hounds shut up in the opposite cow-house; the old top-knotted hens, scratching with their chicks among the straw, set up a sympathetic croaking as the discomfited cock joins them; a sow with her brood, all very muddy as to the legs, and curled as to the tail, throws in some deep staccato notes; our friends the calves are bleating from the home croft; and, under all, a fine ear discerns the continuous hum of human voices.
The children of the Petits Carreaux let themselves be hung like calves.
The calves, the colts, all the fancy poultry and thoroughbred stock, everything, was gone.
An earlier study on the growth traits of Friesian x Sanga calves on the Accra plains did not evaluate the effect of parity of cow on body measurements, growth rate of calves and the reproductive performance of cows [5].
Cows & calves Lim hfrs pounds 940-pounds 1,380; BB cows & calves pounds 900-pounds 1,480; Char cows & calves to pounds 1,090; AA cows & calves to pounds 940.
derek hooper, Merseyside A: beFore you can maximise muscle gains in the calves, it is important to understand how they work and what is involved.
Many cows who are having problems calving can be dealt with so that they can have their calves normally.
Survival of newborn calves is dependent on sufficient colostrum's intake soon afterbirth [6].
He said: "The arrival of an elephant calf is always a cause for celebration but two healthy calves in six months is fantastic.
To examine the occurrence, rate, and consequences of transplacental BTV-8 transmission in the United Kingdom, we studied calves born to dams naturally infected with BTV-8 during pregnancy.
Since the cruelty of the 1980s and '90s that saw calves caged and transported to Europe -many from Coventry Airport - attitudes and laws have changed.
Allegations of poor animal welfare, reports of farmers shooting high numbers of dairy bull calves on-farm and misconceptions about so-called zero-grazing risk painting a depressing and inaccurate picture of the standards on British dairy farms.