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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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A detailed future analysis with this trait alongside still-birth and birth weight of calves would validate present estimates with greater accuracies.
Previous researchers investigated the effects of roughage forms and concentrate feed supply on growth performance of calves.
Currently, unlike adult cattle, veal calves that regain the ability to walk after being warmed or rested may enter the food supply.
It is recommended that the age for heifers to first calve is 24 months," said Gwawr Parry, industry development officer at HCC.
The poor calf care at field condition is evident by the fact that the mortality rate in buffalo calves in these villages was 80 percent (Table 2).
The entry comprised of the three quarter beef-bred portion of the herd and included 98 top quality in-calf cows followed by 53 in-calf cows with strong spring born calves at foot and was concluded by the sale of four stock bulls.
Heifer + calves at foot Overall av pounds 1,666; BB + bull calf to pounds 2,600; BB + Hfr calf to pounds 2,200; Lim + bull calf to pounds 2,420; Lim + hfr calf to pounds 2,320; WB x + bull calf to pounds 2,360; WB x + hfr calf to pounds 1,820; Bld + bull calf to pounds 1,7680; Bld + hfr calf to pounds 1,580; Hfd x + bull calf to pounds 1,100.
The calves are composed of two major muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus.
Many farmers aim to calve their cows in spring or autumn so we are currently called to several calvings every day.
This study was done on 40 Healthy female Holstain cows at a range of 2-3 years old and their calves (20 male and 20 female) from an industrial farm.
After obtaining owners' permission, we sampled calves born to previously infected dams during the vector-free period of December 20, 2007 to March 15, 2008.
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.